MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday released a video message offering her encouragement to Alabama students as they begin the new academic year. This followed a week of Back to School visits from the governor.
Governor Ivey visited Turnaround schools J. E. Hobbs Elementary, ABC Elementary, Jerry Lee Faine Elementary and Dozier Elementary to engage with students and educators, underscoring the significance of reading as a critical component of further learning.
During the visits with K-2 students, Governor Ivey delivered books, engaged in vibrant discussions, answered their questions and shared anecdotes from her own educational and professional journey. Governor Ivey emphasized the role of reading, hard work and leadership in shaping successful futures.
In the video, clips of Governor Ivey’s recent Turnaround school visits are shown as she reiterates her number one goal of ensuring all Alabama’s students receive a high-quality education. Governor Ivey concludes by sharing an unmistakable reminder –strong students lead to a strong Alabama.
Media Release/Office of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey