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This California teacher’s viral dance to the song ‘Jerk’ took TikTok by storm

FRESNO, Calif. – When it comes to TikTok dances, you don’t often see teachers appreciating the kids – but one educator in California did.

One Friday afternoon, Austin LeMay, the Campus Culture Director at Tenaya High School in Fresno, joined a group of teenagers dancing in the schoolyard, as they followed the trending song ‘You’ ‘re a jerk’ on social media at the time. .

It is not unusual for him. LeMay shows her impressive dance moves every Friday with the children. But this time, it caught the attention of TikTok.

Teacher’s colleague Jenny McCauley, who posted a video of LeMay dancing online late that Saturday night, described its meteoric rise.

“By Sunday morning, I woke up and it was already over a million views. And it wasn’t even 9 am. I found out that Snoop Dogg shared it on his Instagram story on Sunday afternoon. At I knew this was going to be bigger than I could have imagined,” she recalls.

The Friday dance parties are just one of many steps the school has taken to try to make school more fun for students and help them connect with each other and the following faculty. period of social isolation prolonged by the pandemic.

As for LeMay, he certainly doesn’t take his budding popularity for granted.

“All the comments were like – ‘He waited 12 years for that’. I’ve been waiting for this for 30 years, man!” he said.

But in the end, he says, it’s all about inspiring students and making them love school, and that’s what he cares about.

“This is my job and this is my career, but most of all, it’s my passion. The kids are our passion,” he said.

https://abc13.com/teacher-dancing-tiktok-youre-a-jerk-dance-viral-tenaya-middle-school/11438306/ This California teacher’s viral dance to the song ‘Jerk’ took TikTok by storm

Dais Johnston

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