What do you want to be when you grow up?  The question young children must respond to many times in life and how teachers can help them reach their destination is the theme for a special public service announcement featuring Glenwood teacher April Cummings, other Glenwood teachers and students and Floyd Superintendent Dr. John Jackson.  The PSA was released today by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.

Gov. Nathan Deal, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, today unveiled the 60-second public service announcement titled “Be There.” The PSA is the seventh installment of the “Real Teachers Real Voices” campaign. The initiative, which highlights exceptional educators around the state, originated as a recommendation from feedback provided by Deal’s Teacher Advisory Committee.  Cummings and Rebekah Nichols of Coosa Middle were two of just 90 teachers statewide selected to serve on the teacher committee.

Cummings, a gifted teacher from Glenwood, was selected to develop a message to share with the rest of the state about the impact of teaching. “Being a Georgia educator means more than teaching students for today,” said Cummings. “It means building relationships with our future leaders, thinkers and innovators – preparing them to change the world tomorrow.” In the PSA, Cummings hopes to inspire others to teach.  She said, “Be an inspiration. Be a leader. Be a teacher.”