Tonight my heart is filled with joy. As we welcome the successes of the New Year, I have faith in the future of our public schools. This is the perfect time to celebrate!
Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday, January 15th is almost here. This date marks my 45th year as a teacher. It doesn't get better than that.
I was born on Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. Perhaps that is why I have always had such a strong social conscience. I've been teaching reading nearly my whole life. When I was six, I was dragging neighborhood kids into my 'schoolroom'. Being a Principal was logical and a highlight of my career.
I was involved with literacy-related boards and organizations, including Literacy Volunteers of America, Neighborhood Study Centers, Laubach Literacy, Homeless Coalition, etc. We walk in the footsteps of greatness, angels making a difference in the learning lives of children....