Students at Strafford Learning Center were delighted to welcome Artist in Residence, Randy Armstrong, to our programs. You could hear the delight by the wonderful sounds of African drumming coming from our meeting areas. For six days in June, Randy instructed students on a rotation basis at Hope, John Powers School, Charles Ott Academy and Rochester Learning Academy.
When you're asking an educator, "Why do you teach?" You might expect the answer, "because I like kids" or "because I want to have an impact". When I asked my colleague of three years, Alan Hebert, the response to the question was an emphatic, "because I hated school."