Cobb teacher converts trashed courtyard into classroom

East Cobb Middle School will dedicate an outdoor classroom built by a former teacher there at a ceremony at 5 p.m. on Sept. 23.

David Dewar designed the landscaping and helped raise money to build the project, which converted a weed-choked and debris-filled courtyard between two buildings into usable space.

Dewar, who has transferred to Walton High, began the project in 2008 and recently finished it with the help of several donors, including Pops Landscaping, Lowes, Corner Stone Walls, PSK Landscaping and Coastal Pond Supply.