Four Robertson County Schools personnel represented the district in early November at the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Conference in Washington, D.C.
They were: Danielle Frazier: Family Resource Center Coordinator & Diversity Coordinator; Lasonya Mullins: Robertson County School Social Worker; Jenni Dusky: Robertson County School Social Worker; and Lisa Cobb: Family/School Liaison and Foster Care Liaison.
While in the nation’s capital, the group was able to visit with Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Marsha Blackburn on “Tennessee Tuesday,” which is a weekly opportunity for constituents to meet with their representatives on Capitol Hill.
While there, they were able to speak briefly and discuss issues relevant to Tennessee education and Robertson County in particular. Two specific subjects were those of homeless youth, and the current opioid epidemic.
Alexander and Blackburn were receptive to the visit and the resulting discussion. Danielle Frazier said the opportunity to meet and talk with them was a welcome addition to the conference.
Jim Bellis is with Robertson County Schools.