January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to celebrate and thank board members for the countless hours they spend working to provide the best possible education for our students. We most certainly appreciate members of the Covington Board of Education who not only serve as advocates for children but also for public schools.
“Though January is set aside for board recognition month, we know that our board members work hard all year,’’ said Superintendent Alvin Garrison.“They not only set the vision for the district, they also send their children and grandchildren to Covington schools and support students by attending their events. I cannot thank them enough for all that they do.’’
Each week, we will get to know Covington board members a little better as we highlight them through a series of questions.
Q. How many years have you served on the Covington Board of Education?
A. 2019 will be year three.
Q. What do you enjoy about being a board member?
A. Wow, impossible to pin down. I am amazed every day at what our students, teachers, administrators and support staff can accomplish.
Q What skill would you like to master?
Q. What are some small things that make your day better?
A. Music, the sun, outdoors, birds, flowers and the kids stopping by to talk.
Q. What’s the best way to start your day?
A. Depends on the time of year – cup of coffee, sitting on the swing with a fire; sitting in front of the Christmas tree with, you guessed it, a cup of coffee.