Thursday, June 23, 2016

"My Father's Faith" by Dr. Jacqueline M. Gaither Respress recounts the author's rise to become the first African American Principal of New Castle, PA Senior High School

My Father's Faith
Dr. Jacqueline M. Gaither Respress

When the Superintendent of the New Castle Area School District announced the appointment of Dr. Jacqueline Respress as Principal of a combined New Castle Junior/Senior High School, it would be the first time in the District’s 150-year history that a female has been chosen to lead the senior high school, and the first time an African American has reached this pinnacle.
In her new book, “My Father’s Faith,” author Dr. Jacqueline M. Gaither Respress blends personal narratives, research on education and spirituality, quotes and scriptures to map out a hopeful path for anyone experiencing obstacles in life.

“No one should permit race, gender or economic standing to restrict their life,” said Dr. Respress. “In spite of the outward tests, the strength to go on is hidden within each of us.”

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