Community Partnership Forum 2017
Lubbock ISD and the LISD Partners in Education program, in collaboration with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, Inc. hosted the Community Partnership Forum on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
A complimentary breakfast was served as the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, Shanna Peeples, shared her perspective on public education. The forum was held at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center.
As National Teacher of the Year, Peeples traveled more than 200,000 miles, spoke in 27 states and five countries, delivering more than 300 speeches on public education and her experiences teaching students living in poverty or new to the country. As an English teacher and instructional coach at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Peeples taught a wide range of students, which helped shape her message as the nation’s education ambassador.
“Ms. Peeples has not only used her year as the nation’s top teacher to talk about the positive,” said Texas Association of School Administrators executive director Johnny Veselka, “she has also worked hard to shape the national conversation about reaching students in poverty and those who have faced other extreme challenges. At every opportunity, whether it was a one-on-one interview with a reporter or a speech to a ballroom full of people, she shined the light on these challenges facing public schools and on the importance of public education.”
(L to R: Dr. Berhl Robertson, Jr., Ed. D., Superintend Lubbock ISD; Shanna Peeples, 2015 National Teacher of the Year; Melissa Collier, School Board President)