I’ve spent the last several weeks finishing up my fall school visits, speaking at cub scout pack meetings, attending local events and taking care of constituent calls (yes, I’m still doing my job as your representative). But, I also managed to take some time off for a long-overdue vacation (the only up-side to losing an election).
Nothing has given me more pleasure over the past two years than to walk into one of our schools for a visit. The energy is palpable, the wonder and excitement are infectious, and the people are truly inspiring. Lakewood Middle School, the home of students from 40 nations, exudes all these characteristics and more. So, spending one more afternoon with Principal Heinauer and Assistant Principal Graber was just delightful. In addition to showing off their new security system, we watched students making films about solving math problems, and listened to a Socratic discussion about the book, “Where the Red Fern Grows.” An amazing student-led discussion!
Joy has blogged extensively about her experience and activities in the legislature and beyond.