Loren Metts spends her workdays helping two at risk populations of students – the children of migrant workers and an even larger number of children who are considered homeless.
Metts, who is the wife of high school football assistant coach and middle school teacher Carey Metts, knows a little something about moving frequently herself.
“As the wife of a football coach, we’ve lived in several places and our four boys have attended several different school systems,” she said.
Metts feels like this helps her with some small perspective on how it feels for the families she works with.
“Madison County has a lot to offer these (at risk) kids,” she said. “And I’m here to tell you it’s not that way everywhere.”
Metts, whose job is supported by two federal grants written by curriculum director Brittan Ayers, began her work with the program two years ago.
Ayers said she wrote the grant because she wants to see every student be academically competitive regardless of their life situation.
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