For the past four years, I’ve enjoyed being a part of the LEAD Fellowship. Through the Fellowship, I connect with my colleagues, from across Louisiana, on education issues that spark our passion. We meet digitally and in person throughout the year.
Most recently we got together on a crisp Saturday morning in January, to discuss our shared ideas and priorities around early literacy and learning. As a Kindergarten teacher, this is my favorite policy topic. I am so passionate about our little learners because I know that when they have a solid foundation in literacy, the sky is the limit for their success.
At the session, I enjoyed learning more about Early Childhood Education in Louisiana. I loved being able to ask questions and chat in a relaxed and informal setting. Dr. Holly Boffy, BESE District VII member and former LA State Teacher of the Year, joined us. She was genuine, knowledgeable, and engaging, staying well-past her presentation to chat and answer all of our questions.
What I love about the fellowship is the focus on students. As Fellows, we work hard advocating for best policies & practices for our students. As an educator, I want to make a positive impact on as many students as I can. One of the most effective ways to accomplish that is advocating for policies that will affect the students of Louisiana.