Mayor Reads at FSMS

Mayor Reads at FSMS Black History Month Event
Posted on 02/09/2024
Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson was a special guest for a Black History Month “Story Time With the Mayor” event on Tuesday at Factory Shoals Middle School.

Media Specialist Katrina Barnett organized the event for eighth-grade teacher Rachel Clark’s ELA students and special education teacher Cassandra Dillard’s multi-level inclusion class.

Robinson, the city’s first Black, female mayor, read “There was A Party for Langston” written by Jason Reynolds.

“This heartwarming story not only entertained our students but is also a snappy, joyous ode to Word King, literary genius, and glass-ceiling smasher Langston Hughes and the luminaries he inspired,” said FSMS Principal Dr. Raymond Leonard.

Leonard added: “We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Mayor Rochelle Robinson for her inspiring visit and for sharing her time and wisdom with our students. It is through such experiences that we can foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for diversity and inclusivity within our school community.”

He also praised Barnett for her “dedication and hard work” in organizing the event and her “commitment to promoting literacy and celebrating Black History Month.”
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