Holmes Middle School teacher Hallie Hundemer-Booth was invited by NBC News to participate in Education Nation, a three-day conference in New York City focusing on the future of education in America. The event finished Tuesday. “It’s been absolutely a phenomenal experience,’’ said Mrs. Booth, who is in her sixth year with Covington Independent Public Schools. “We’re all sitting down and looking for common solutions – not only leaders in the education world, but business and political leaders discussing areas of concern and problem solving.’’
On Monday she was one of four educators on a panel discussing Common Core. The panel was led by Rehema Ellis, chief education correspondent for NBC News. “Mrs. Booth is an extraordinary teacher,’’ said Lynda Jackson, superintendent of Covington Independent Public Schools. “We are proud of the fact that Mrs. Booth was invited to this important summit to not only represent Covington Schools, but our state. This is a testament to our great teachers and the programs we are implementing in our schools.’’
Mrs. Booth also participated in the Teacher’s Town Hall Meeting, a round table discussion to find solutions that are doable financially and realistically. She attended a dinner where Colin Powell spoke on Bridging the Gap
between High School and College and Career Readiness.
| To watch a video of Mrs. Booth participate on the panel at the conference as recorded by NBC News, click here.
PHOTO: Hallie Hundemer-Booth