Memphis parents deserve school choice

My twins, Jordan and Jia, have always been special. Born prematurely, they spent the first few weeks of their lives in the neonatal intensive care unit. Jordan was especially small, weighing less than four pounds at birth.

Those early days in the hospital were followed by years of occupational therapy at home. I promised God that, if He would let me have two healthy children, I would do everything in my power to provide the best life for them – no matter what.

At the time, I was an elementary school teacher with Shelby County Schools. But when I needed to choose a preschool for Jordan and Jia, I knew a traditional public school just wasn’t right for my kids. They needed extra attention, stability and care. That’s why I enrolled my twins at St. Michael School, a private school here in Memphis.

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