Beyond the Blackboard

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Beyond the Blackboard
Written by Camille Thomasson
Directed by Jeff Bleckner
Starring Emily VanCamp
Timothy Busfield
Steve Talley
Treat Williams
Isabella Acres
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Brent Shields & Gerald R. Molen
Running time 100 minutes
Production company(s) Hallmark Hall of Fame
Original network CBS
Original release
  • April 24, 2011 (2011-04-24)
Preceded by The Lost Valentine
Followed by Have a Little Faith
Ms. Stacey Bess

Beyond the Blackboard is a Hallmark Hall of Fame made-for-television drama film starring Emily VanCamp and Treat Williams. It is based on the memoir by Stacey Bess titled Nobody Don't Love Nobody.


The story takes place in 1987 and follows a young teacher and mother of two who, fresh from college, ends up teaching homeless children at a school without a name. With the support of her husband, she overcomes fears and prejudice to give these children the education they deserve.


This film was filmed in and around Albuquerque, New Mexico.

This was the first project together for Emily VanCamp and Treat Williams since Everwood.



The film aired on April 24, 2011 on CBS; it was the last Hallmark Hall of Fame film broadcast on that network, which cancelled the series due to low ratings.[1]


  1. ^ 'Hallmark Hall of Fame' Ends On CBS, Deadline Hollywood, May 6, 2011

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