ALFA Supports Alabama Teacher of the Year with a Nice Ride

ALFA Supports Alabama Teacher of the Year with a Nice Ride

With little sleep and far too much adrenaline, I made the journey from Birmingham to Montgomery this morning with my sister, Lori.  First, I attended the State Board of Education Meeting, something every pre-service teacher and current educator should do at least once.  (I will blog about this in a separate blog post).  Different groups of students, educators, a group of school nutrition (cafeteria workers - what is the correct term)  from around the state were honored. Montevallo students have started a recycling initiative.  I listened to the discussion of current business, and I heard a voice in my head saying, “All K-12 educators should attend this meeting at least once if not more frequently.  

Interim Superintendent Philip Cleveland invited my sister and me for lunch, where I was able to talk briefly with some of the State Board of Education members.  Dr. Jeff Langum (spelling) accompanied me to ALFA for the presentation of the car.  It was a brief drive to ALFA’s headquarters in Montgomery.  Dr. Langum escorted my sister and me to ALFA’s Day Care - an innovative project when it began in … and from the tour that I had, was obviously ahead of its time in conception and practice.  Dr. Langum pointed out the SUV that was positioned in front of the daycare’s entrance, and I was overwhelmed, yet again.  I had not expected a car - really - even though I knew I was going to a car presentation event.  Moreover, I had not expected an SUV, a Chevrolet Traverse.  I was speechless!  Dr. Langum took my sister and me over the the main building where I met Mary … who took me to meet CEO Jim Parnell.  ALFA is definitely a name that I know, seeing it on offices and signage in neighborhoods all around the state and on commercials.  However, the size of ALFA’s headquarters let me know Natasha Brown and her students.

Kicking Off My #56JEFCOEDSchools Tour

Kicking Off My #56JEFCOEDSchools Tour

Alabama Teacher of the Year: Take Two!

Alabama Teacher of the Year: Take Two!