First Steps Banquet

I had the opportunity and privilege to attend the First Steps Banquet last night. This organization does tremendous work for young children in Kershaw County. I am especially grateful for the leadership that Mr. Sammie Tucker provides to the First Steps Board and to all the community members who are members of this Board. I also really appreciate that Representative Bill Cotty was able to attend the banquet. If the achievement gap in Kershaw County and throughout this state and the nation is to be closed, preschool education must continue to be a critical area of focus. First Steps is an extremely important program to this community.

First Parent Cabinet Meeting

It was a great pleasure for me to be involved in my first Parent Cabinet meeting last night. Just about every school was represented, and we had an outstanding discussion about the needs of the district and other issues of concern to parents and families. I really appreciate the fact that all of these folks are willing to invest time in participating on the Cabinet. I really gained a lot of useful perspective from last night’s meeting.