Courage is defined in many ways in our society. Many might think of a brave solider in the battlefield, a firefighter rushing into a burning building without regards for his own safety, or a bystander risking it all to rescue a stranger in harms way. Real courage is also defined by a caring classroom teacher stubbornly holding her ground, against all odds, to ensure society doesn’t lose hopes and contributions of a child’s future. Courage is demonstrated on a daily basis by an educator who will provide comfort and offer opportunity to a child when seemingly all else have abandoned hope.
You can’t judge a book by the cover, nor can you judge an educator. Through her tough exterior she holds the last compassionate hope inside for many students already written off and relegated to a number. Our inspiring educator today has been tested on a daily basis to help society’s forgotten children, never forgetting her mission, for a career that has spanned for 37 years. Join us and listen in to the journey filled with tough love by our unsung hero in education, Ms. Alma Ward.