A few days ago I had the awesome opportunity to be interviewed in Jamaica for a TV program called Profile. The show features Jamaicans at home and abroad. First, I was humbled and honored to be invited to participate. Naturally, I welcomed the opportunity to thank my many teachers who took personal care in my growth and development. Some of my teachers were strict and I am sure that as a young person, I did not always see the value. Now that I am an educator and parent, I appreciate the effort they put into ensuring that I maximized my potential.
I used the opportunity to once again pay homage to my parents for the sacrifices that guaranteed me a quality education; a tool that has helped to climb the career ladder, meet some phenomenal students and fellow educators along the way and be an example to my own children. It is my goal that by sharing my story I have helped to motivate others to see the importance of setting and remaining focused on their goals. My journey from teacher to Assistant Superintendent and a published author did not follow a straight easy path but I was able to use the obstacles as lessons and press on.
I cannot wait to share the interview with my viewers. In the meantime, I encourage you to tell your story. You never know who is listening.