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Making drama in school a good thing at Carver Elementary

LaKesha Green is the Drama teacher at Carver Elementary School (Source: WSFA 12 News). LaKesha Green is the Drama teacher at Carver Elementary School (Source: WSFA 12 News).
Green and some of her students during drama class at Carver (Source: WSFA 12 News). Green and some of her students during drama class at Carver (Source: WSFA 12 News).
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The old saying goes, "Save the drama for your mama," but one teacher at Carver Elementary and Arts Magnet School is showing students how to productively include theater drama into their lives, and her name is LaKesha Green.

The formula to becoming a teacher was pretty easy for Green to figure out.

"I have always had that teacher instinct," she stated. "I have always loved young people and I also love the arts, so I just put it together and voila - I became a drama teacher!"

After being an educator for 12 years, Green enjoys being a lifelong learner alongside her students.

"You never stop growing on the journey (of life), that is the beautiful part about it. It continues on," she explained. "The moment I stopped learning is the moment that I stopped giving. I can't give them anything if I am not continuing to learn. So I have learned a lot of life lessons. I have grown because (as a teacher) you learn through their experiences and through their growth. They teach me how to love more, how to be patient, how to give. I have learned a lot."

As a product of Montgomery Public Schools, herself, Green is happy to give back to her community while supporting her kids' creative side for years to come.

"It makes me feel really good to know that it is being retained," she said, "and that even when you are hard on them or even when they don't see it, they get it that the seed has been planted. That really shows the value that it is about the lessons once they are gone from you and once they leave the nest and what have you in place in them."

Congratulations Ms. Green, you're this week's Class Act.

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