Benny Boyd

Letters – Parent voices support for Brooks

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To the Editor:
Without knowing exactly what happened on Dec. 20, 2007, I have to say that I support Ms. Brooks. It filled my heart with such joy when I was informed that “SS” was a staff member going to Washington, D.C., to accept the Blue Ribbon Award.
You see, for the past three years that my child has been attending Lockhart Junior High School, he has made tre

mendous strides. He is very well known by staff and students, as well as respected by both. This is important to me because he is in the Life Skills Class and is encouraged to succeed. He knows as well as I do that he is being given care, attention and every opportunity to succeed. He is not given limitations, but high, attainable goals.
He is constantly praised for making even the slightest gain. His teacher is available 24/7 and cares for him as if he were her own.
How do I know this? Because I call when I need to, or even when I just want to, and she is there. How is she able to do this? Because she must have a very caring, loving, professional principal.
How do I know this? Because when I was a teaching assistant in Austin, in the Life Skills Class, my principal was just as supportive.
The quote from the parent (“I couldn”t believe”) is understandable sometimes when you stand up for what you believe in, a statement must be made before people listen or understand. If a mistake was made, does the consequence fit the action? No way.
Ms. Brooks was getting ready to retire. What about a warning or a second chance? Are any of us mistake-free?
The national Blue Ribbon Award would not be possible without Ms. Brooks. Let”s teach our children to be respectful and not make personal attacks on others so obvious.
Jo-Ann Diaz
Lockhart

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