Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." That goal is what [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|General News|

Highlights from First Book event in Immokalee

Take a look at some highlights from the event!

By | January 9th, 2017|General News|

Immokalee Community Receives 40,000+ Free Books

FEA partnered with CCEA, AFT and First Book to give away more that 40,000+ FREE books to the Immokalee community. Take a look at some of the photos from the event in my photo gallery! https://www.joannesbackpack.org/photo-gallery/

By | January 3rd, 2017|General News|

First Book delivers free books in Immokalee

From the Immokalee Bulletin: "Amazed by the demand for quality education and lack of resources at Lake Trafford Elementary School, Joanne McCall with the Florida Education Association, saw a need to help fill the void [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|General News|

American Education Week 2016

This week is American Education Week. This is a week to spotlight and thank those that work in our public schools every day. Our job is to provide a high quality education to every student [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|In My Opinion|

Almost at the finish line.

The election is almost over... finally! Before celebrating, there was some campaigning to be done in Miami this past weekend. On Saturday, I joined the campaign trail on the Chiva bus caravan! The first stop [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|General News, In My Opinion|