Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chester Upland Teacher at SOTU

The guest list for the First Lady at tonight's State of the Union speech included a woman from Pennsylvania:

Sara Ferguson
Teacher, Columbus Elementary
Parkside, Pennsylvania
Sara Ferguson teaches literacy and math at Columbus Elementary, and has worked for the Chester Upland School District for 20 years.  She is a third generation educator in Chester Upland, and a proud product of that district.  When the Chester Upland School District faced bankruptcy earlier this year in light of severe state budget cuts, Ms. Ferguson vowed to continue teaching even without being paid, saying “we are adults; we will make a way. The students don’t have any contingency plan. They need to be educated, so we intend to be on the job.”

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