Emily Fleming left her job as special education teacher with Farmington Public Schools after 10 years to care for her newborn daughter - but a piece of her heart remains with the district and its families.
As poverty has grown in Farmington Public Schools, so has an intra-district effort to help students affected by it. Operation Common Good grew out of a simple fundraiser held about 10 years ago at Warner Middle School, when Tera Shamey's U.S. history class set out to help a family in another city.
Chamber holiday party benefits Operation Common Good FPS expands Operation Common Good, Hats for Hunger
On a recent cold, February day, Hatty Ligon spoke calmly into the phone as she helped resolve a crisis in the life of a Farmington area mom who probably didn't need another one. It took a few calls, but Ligon and parapro Teresa Barrick managed to put out the fire.