An educator’s holiday break

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer

For most people, the holiday season centers around crowded shopping malls, gift exchanges, a few parties and New Year promises that will be attempted again for failure to accomplish last year. Flashing blue lights provide special moments to charge toward one-of-a-kind deals and deeper debt.

For students and teachers, the winter holidays take on a significance that few outside the field of education can embrace. The commitment to education is a driving force even through the holidays. The staff at Mt. Moriah Christian Fundamental Academy share their thoughts as educators on holiday break.

Shannon Dolly bw (800x715)Shannon Dolly, Minister of Education

“The holiday break is a time to regroup, refresh and get new ideas and more energy to start the second semester in the New Year to educate our children.”

Brad Belknap (726x800)Brad Belknap, Physical Education Coach

“The holiday break for me is a time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas and be thankful for the blessings of the New Year.”

Tunisia Dennis (726x800)Tunisia Dennis, Administrative Support Staff

“During the holiday, I’ll be spending time with family and friends trying to catch up on times past. It’s a fun time to enjoy one another.”

Bettye Staten (800x745)Bettye Staten, Administrative Assistant

“The holiday break is a time to refresh, reflect, rejuvenate and regenerate my spirit and energy to receive our children back when they return in January.”

Shanon Norman (800x734)Shannon Norman, English & Spanish Teacher

“The holiday is a time for the students to take a break, relax, have some fun and get their batteries recharged again. It’s also a time for me to come up with new ideas and relax. It’s great!”

Pam Smith (789x800)Pam Smith, Math & Science Teacher

“The holiday break is a time to reflect, think of different activities, lesson plans and come up with fresh ideas to start the New Year. It gives the kids a chance to relax and come back to school ready to go.”

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