In honor of National Education Week (November 13th – 17th), we are excited to take this opportunity to feature the educators from our Head Start and Educational Services programs.

Farron Walker is being featured for his “teamwork” in improving the education of children and youth throughout Chicagoland.

Learn more about Farron in this short interview:

How long have you been working with Ada S. McKinley?
“2 months.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“The positive feedback from students, partners, and staff.”

What makes you proud to work with Ada S. McKinley?

What is something that you’ve learned while working as an educator?
“Long-term vision in regards to development in both learning and supporting the program participants.”

What is one piece of advice would you give to a person who is new to the education field?
“Learn as much as you can and keep a joyful outlook on everything.”

What is one fun fact about yourself?
“I never expected to go to college, but I am a first-generation graduate and alum of Ada S. McKinley’s Educational Services program. Funny how that all connected unintentionally.”