Keynote speaker, Michael Daggs, inspires SSISD teachers with his presentation
at In-Service Training, at the Hopkins County Civic Center.
SSISD Teachers Conduct In-Service
Training at Civic Center
by: Bobby McDonald
A "sea" of educators, converged on the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center, Tuesday morning
for a joint In-Service presentation.
Staff, administrators, and teachers assembled at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center, on Tuesday morning, for their annual in-service training, as the conducted a joint session of all the employees of the SSISD. Superintendent Michael Lamb welcomed the group and updated them on a number of items, before introducing key district personnel, members of the Board of Education, and other special guests.
Then, at 10:15 a.m., keynote speaker, Michael Daggs, of Tutt and Daggs, addressed the educators with his presentation of "A Culture of Excellence....Creating Inside of Change!" Daggs began his presentation with a "light" story about a beginning 2nd grade teacher in Ft. Stockton, Texas. It seems that it came the time of year for Teacher Appreciation Week and fellow teachers had warned Miss Taylor, to expect her students to bring her gifts, that Monday morning. Well, sure enough, almost as she arrive, Little Mary came skipping up to her and presented her with a lovely gift. "Guess what's in it, Miss Taylor!" implored Mary.
Knowing that Mary's parents owned the local candy store, Miss Taylor guessed correctly that it was a box of chocolates.
Soon, Little Susan arrive with another long and large package, and Miss Taylor correctly guessed it was flowers, as she knew that her parents owned the local flower shop.
However, she soon looked up and saw Little Johnny headed her way with a large box, and she knew that his family owned the local liquor store. Thinking ahead, she took the package and not wanting to embarrass him and wanting to be correct she shook the box and a small amount of liquid came out of the box into her hand. Slyly she licked her hand and made a guess of wine! "No, Miss Taylor, guess again!" said Little Johnny.
She shook the box again, more profusely this time, and more liquid ran down her arms. She smelled of the liquid and then tasted it again. "Is it a large bottle of Champagne?" queried Miss Taylor.
"No, Miss Taylor!" proclaimed Little Johnny.
"Then, what is it?" asked Miss Taylor.
"It's a puppy!" shouted Little Johnny, excitedly!
Teachers in the SSISD were to return to their respective campuses for the remainder of the week, to get prepared for first day of class, Monday, August 27th.