December 18, 2018
HGD had the pleasure of enjoying Restoration Academy’s 4th Grade Class performing several Christmas musical selections for our downtown Birmingham office today. Under the direction of Kimberly Jones, Restoration’s Elementary music teacher, the students were celebrating Polar Express day, dressed up in pajamas and festive holiday attire.Ty Williams, Restoration Academy’s Director of Development & Community Affairs, introduced the group along with their classroom teacher, Elizabeth Ragland.
Restoration Academy was started in 1988 by Dr. Anthony Gordon and Sharon Gordon. They founded the school in response to divisive forces such as crime and violence that had ensnared many of the young people at his church and in his community. Their goal was to provide a quality, private education to predominantly lower-income families. They believed that every child should at least have access to a quality education.
To this day, the school has stayed committed to Dr. Gordon’s vision by making a quality and Christ-centered education available to children in grades K5–12. In 1999 the school relocated to the Fairfield community and is now a vital and integral part of the Western area of town.