By LCU News
PINEVILLE, La. (LCU News) – Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Educators President Holly Boffy recently encouraged Louisiana Christian University education students to be the light of Christ.
“There is not anything more important that we can do than education,” Boffy told the students during a stop at the school, April 25. “It’s an incredible field. You guys will have every day to sow seeds and spread light.”
Boffy, also principal of W.D. and Mary Baker Smith Career Center, Lafayette, said her position as BESE president has allowed her the opportunity to visit churches around the state, talk about the importance of educators and encourage people looking for a career or a career change to consider education.
She encouraged the students to read the Bible and devotionals aimed at the role of an educator and find an accountability partner.
Boffy explained there are more than 1,200 classrooms in Louisiana are without teachers.
“People don’t understand the magnitude of the problem because it’s spread across the state,” Boffy said. “But what if every one of those classrooms was filled with a Christian?”
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