Favorite Educators of the Ark-La-Tex: Sandi Sweet
A couple weeks ago, we asked for you to nominate your favorite educators in the Ark-La-Tex. Our first educator to highlight is Sandi Sweet of Summerfield Elementary.
It goes without saying that educators around the country are due a lot more credit than they receive. These individuals dedicate their life to teaching and inspiration the next generation, which is one of the most noble careers one can choose.
I wanted to take time every week to highlight a favorite educator in our community, and we're kicking things off with my favorite educator in the world.
Yes, Sandi Sweet, or "Miss Sweet" as she is affectionately called by her students, first had the task of educating me and my sister, many years before diving into the world of education. She was a single mom, and worked two-three jobs around the clock to give my sister and I everything we could ever want and need.
Fifteen years ago she became a teacher. After years and years of hard work and baby-raising, she was finally able to turn her sights to educating, loving, and inspiring the little ones in our community. For eleven years, she has been a teacher at Summerfield Elementary. She spent the first ten years as a third grade teacher there, and just this year made the switch to 5th grade.
I asked her what's her favorite part about being an educator in the Ark-La-Tex and here's what she said;
My favorite thing about being an educator is helping my kids become better readers. I love sharing books with my students, and I hope my love of reading rubs off on them.
Miss Sweet is, without a doubt, the best mom, grandmother, and educator that I know, and I'm thankful to be able to honor her as our first highlight in this series.