Rep. Kay Granger Visits Meadowbrook E.S.
U.S. Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) today returned to Meadowbrook E.S. where she attended school to connect with students and staff and share some of her life’s experiences. The visit by the former teacher, business owner, first female Mayor of Fort Worth, and now 11th term Congresswoman, coincided with two important holidays: the start of Women’s History Month; and Read Across America, which celebrates the birthday of beloved children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss. While on the historically significant east side campus, Rep. Granger visited several classrooms with Principal Terri McGuire and School Board President Tobi Jackson before ending up with curious students in the fourth grade classroom of Fort Worth ISD 2017 elementary teacher of the year Ms. Lindsay Newby Laster.
Rep. Granger talked to the students about her experiences growing up and attending Meadowbrook E.S., Meadowbrook M.S., Eastern Hills H.S. and Texas Wesleyan University, as well as how she went from being a classroom teacher to a business owner and finally a successful career in politics. Recognized as one of the 25 most influential women in Congress by CQ’s Roll Call for her role as Chairwoman of the powerful Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, Rep. Granger was peppered with thoughtful questions from students. They patiently and politely took turns asking her about her world travels, what leaders she has met, what bills she has introduced that are law today, her hobbies, and even if she would like to run for President (to which she quickly responded, “No.”)