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.