Pushing progress and providing time earn Eckford Parent of the Year Award
ABERDEEN – Sandra Eckford has five students enrolled in the Aberdeen School District with the youngest in the first grade, and the oldest entering her senior year. Her parenting isn’t limited to just her own children, as she says she looks out for all of the students in the district.
“I work so hard with other kids because I dropped out in the ninth grade. My parents didn’t even know I wasn’t going to school anymore, and that’s why parental involvement is so important. That’s why I push so hard with my kids because my parents weren’t involved,” said Eckford.
Her motivation and volunteer hours through helping with no tardy parties, reading with students, rewarding positive behavior and grades and teacher appreciation celebrations helped earn Eckford the Aberdeen School District’s Parent of the Year Award.
“I’m overjoyed and thankful they appreciate all the hard work. I do it for all the kids. I was just so grateful,” Eckford said.
She was surprised to have received the award before the official start of the district’s profession development seminars July 29.
With her youngest child, she began reading with her at 10 months old, and now Eckford said her daughter can read at a third grade level.
“When I was in the third grade, I couldn’t even write my own name,” Eckford said. “One parent can’t do it all. All the parents have to be involved. The PTO comes in like an active parent.”
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About Ray Van DusenI've been with the Monroe Journal since Aug. 2009 as a staff writer, but took the role as news editor in late 2012. I'm always looking for interesting story ideas from around Monroe County. You can reach me via email at email@example.com.
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