Few of us have had the opportunity to be taught by teachers who look like us, but happily, a pre-K student in Sugarland, Texas, is not one of them.
August not only has a Black woman to educate her at school, but she also gets a Black female instructor who has her exact haircut to show her how stunning she is.
At the end of January, Lakeview Elementary teacher Leigh Bishop posted the photo above to her Facebook page, saying how she told her student, she liked her hair and even warned her, “Don’t be furious at me when I come to school tomorrow with my hair JUST like that…”
August reportedly rolled her eyes and waved off the comment, but her and her father’s mouths dropped when they arrived at school the next day to see Mrs. Bishop with her exact same haircut.
Mrs. Bishop noted in another remark that she merely took the photo to show her student how they looked standing together, but after seeing the response to the photo, she now recognizes that the image “really speaks volumes!”
Mrs. Bishop later remarked, in response to one of many compliments on what a fantastic teacher she is, “Any chance I get to make a student feel whole & important, I TAKE IT!! (Plus I REALLY loved her hair ￼￼🙂 ).”