Our friend and former longtime state department of education employee Tracey Meyer recently visited the Russellville city school system in northwest Alabama.  She was super impressed at the work she saw of superintendent Heath Grimes and West Elementary principal Deanna Holliman and her staff.

The fact that more than half of all Russellville students are Hispanic gives them unique challenges.  But educators are tackling them with remarkable success.

You can read about Tracey’s visit on her blog post here.

Some of you may wonder why her blog has lots of pictures, while mine seldom does. 1. My camera does not take pictures.  2. She is much more technically advanced that I am.  3.  It’s hard to teach old dogs new tricks.