ESS substitute teacher, Ronald Kimbrew, was featured by KTH11 News earlier this week for his outstanding work ethic and commitment to education at Pulaski County Special School District in Arkansas. At a time when schools are in need of substitute teachers, Ronald refused to let any obstacles get in his way of educating students.
Ronald has worked as a substitute teacher for 26 years and has been a part of the ESS team since 2015. Despite his retirement, he continues to work as a substitute to make a difference. Over the years, he has enjoyed watching his students grow and succeed into adulthood.
“Mr. Kimbrew is respected and well-liked among students and staff. He is a valuable substitute who is dedicated to his profession. We are fortunate to have him as an ESS employee,” said ESS Regional Manager, Barbara Hampton.
His dedication to substitute teaching flourished even further during the pandemic. When city buses shut down, Ronald did not have a source of transportation to get him to and from the schools – however, he did not let that stop him. To ensure student learning continued, Ronald walked to the schools up until he bought his own car.
Ronald’s determination to show up for his students is truly an inspiration. His passion for teaching and education is undeniable. We are so proud to have him as a member of our team.
Keep up the great work, Ronald!
Check out the full article here: Retired man keeps strong through pandemic as schools’ substitute teacher