- Pam Talbert, assistant principal of a school in the USA, has inspired many after she shared her story
- She disclosed in a gathering of teachers and staff that she started as a cleaner in the school
- Pam revealed that her children had to teach her when they returned from school to help her learn how to read and write
- She currently holds a bachelor's and master's degrees from Southern University
- Pam has returned to school to get her PhD and she shares her story of how her journey began
A woman has become an exceptional example after she stunned many with her story of how she moved from being a janitor to an assistant principal in a school she once mopped floors for.
As teachers and staff at her school, Istrouma Middle School is Louisiana, prepared for school to start after vacation, assistant principal Pam Talbert could not have been more excited.
Pam's journey to being assistant head of the school was not easy and she revealed that she ‘‘started off as a janitor".
For someone who couldn’t read or write, becoming an educator and - even better, the assistant principal - in the school she worked at as cleaner is a miracle for her.
"Miracles happen and you're looking at a miracle. I am a miracle,’’ adding that "I could not read and write. I was on a third-grade level."
However, Pam only figured out a way to achieve her dreams after she had children.
She had to learn everything her children studied and they often sat down with her when they returned from school to teach her.
Eventually, after becoming a bus driver, she managed to go back to school and earn both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Southern University.
Pam revealed that she started her journey not being able to read and write.
‘‘It was very hard, but I persevered because I knew that it was important that I did that.’’
Pam's zeal for inspiring doesn't go unnoticed and when teachers are absent, she takes the class.
She shared her unique story with other parents to encourage struggling children who may have similar stories.
"Despite where you're coming from or your background, your history or where you live... It's going to be alright if you persevere. If you try," Talbert said.
"First you have to put forth the steps. No one is going to give you anything."
Even more inspiring, Pam and her son are headed to school to earn their PhDs from Southern University.
Pam’s life-long goal is to establish a school for kids and parents to learn to read and write.
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