Thanks to these partners for their continued involvement in our community and education.
Education a lifetime gift
Occupation: Principal of Western Plateau Elementary School.
Where did you receive your education?
Amarillo High School; West Texas A&M University.
How has your education played a role in your life today?
I have had an opportunity to teach, encourage and support children every day. My students have given me an invaluable opportunity to watch them grow and learn. My master's degree offered a career path in school administration. I love my career and look forward to coming to work each and every day.
What was your greatest educational challenge and how did you overcome it?
When I was an 18-year-old college student, I was searching for my personal career path. Discovery was my greatest educational challenge, and I am grateful for my family and mentors who helped me.
What is the value of your education?
Education is a lifetime gift that paves the road to success. I want to encourage children to become lifelong learners, to love reading, respect one another and to have the power to have a successful future.
What would you say to someone who's undecided about continuing their education?
Education opens the door for opportunities. You cannot give yourself a more powerful gift, future and life opportunity. Believe in yourself, and work hard to attain your goals.
When did you make education a priority?
Education has always been a priority. I was fortunate to be brought up in a home that valued education. My education is one of my proudest accomplishments.
What made you realize the importance of education in your life?
I knew that education would offer job opportunities and would broaden the world around me.
Did you ever think about quitting?
What made you keep going? Never! Because of the priority of education in my family, it was important to me to persevere. Attending school was the experience of a lifetime and one that has been a benefit to me.
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