I had the opportunity this week to visit the Academies@Englewood and lead a discussion with students from the Law & Public Safety Academy. It was an opportunity to tell my story about the work we do in the Assembly, but more so, it was a chance to talk about public service and being a positive part of a community. The walls of Ms. Powell's classroom are covered with symbols of justice and include images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - An important reminder to me of how significant a good teacher can be in the life of a student.
The students at Dwight-Morrow High School/Academies@Englewood were smart, engaging, and inquisitive. They had enthusiasm and a passion for their studies. I left feeling optimist about our future and thankful for the wonderful teachers who were such a positive force, not only in my life, but in the students as well.