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Dr. LaShinda Hughes
As the daughter of loving and devoted parents, it has always been instilled in me to strive for greatness in every aspect of my life. I was taught at an early age that with hard work comes great rewards and that it was up to me to decide who and what I would become. I began teaching Special Education after completing the Memphis Teacher Fellows Program and it seemed that it was just natural for me. I developed great relationships with my students and had amazing years of teaching. I was called to TEACH. During my tenure as a teacher, I realized that I was their advocate. I was their voice when they could not speak and I was there to serve them. I had an everlasting impact on their lives and the lives of their family members. I cared for them as if they were my own and I knew that I needed to reach more students than just those in my classroom. Because of this, I enrolled in a leadership program where I received my administration license. My experience in the classroom gave me the desire to be the leader that believes in all children. I believe that any student can rise above any obstacle if given the proper tools and resources. As a result of my passion to lead and have direct relationships with students, I have become a professional educator with a viable knowledge of educational administration and supervision. I possess an invigorating yearning to foster a shared vision through collaboration with students, faculty, parents, and community members that promotes teacher and student growth.
This is my story, WHAT’S YOURS?