Ms. Ward goes on to say, ”That’s the number one thing. You need your education to do anything in life as to move forward in life. Your parent is the number one educator in life. [As a parent] the kid comes to you first no matter what, before they go to the teacher. I’m the number one teacher and if I’m not involved, then who else is going to help teach my child?”
The importance of Parent Night in Ms. Krosby’s eyes, she describes, “It lets parents to take a look around and see what’s going on. It gives kids a chance to show their parents what they’ve done. I like the idea that we’ve been a month in already so there is work to see. It allows students to explain to their parents how they have been doing. It allows teachers to get a hold of parent to discuss the progress of the students.”
As I visited Ms. Krosby’s class, there was a number of her past students that kept dropping in to say hello, that Krosby says, “I had her, her brothers and cousins as my students 10,000 years ago…” And soon Ms. Krosby will have her children in her class as well. Pictured above is her past student to the left and her daughter that Ms. Krosby is embracing. Education is about building academic achievement by building relationships, long-term relationships and long-term success.