Lawrence Board of Education Profile: Patricia Hendricks Farmer

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ — Patricia Hendricks Farmer is a product of the Lawrence public school system. Given this fact, she thinks she is perfectly poised to bring positive change to the school district.

Read below to learn more about Hendricks Farmer and her platform for the upcoming elections in Lawrence.

Name – Patricia Hendricks Farmer

Age (as of Election Day) – 52

Position Sought –

Lawrence Township School Board

Does anyone in your family work in politics or government?

Bachelor’s, Journalism /Public Relations, Temple University

Lawrence High School

Occupation –

Business Associate , Princeton Montessori School

Previous or Current Elected or Appointed Office – None

Why are you seeking elective office?

Education has always been at the forefront of the Hendricks family tradition and is the primary reason why I’m running — to add my voice as a former student, parent and member of the community. I hope to responsibly manage

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ANGELA FARMER: Trusting in Math | Opinion

While students need to learn a variety of subjects and an even greater expanse in subdivisions of that content, one subject remains critical in all conversations. Students need to master their math. Unfortunately, math is one of the least favored subjects by students at the primary level and even less adored when one questions high school students. According to recent article posted by Harvard University’s Usable Knowledge website, math is more than numbers. The article details how relationship-building and trust are integral to learning integers.

Based on this research, to establish the trust required for math mastery, educators have to become “more creative and flexible in the ways they present math to students and allow families into their classrooms to enhance student engagement.” Part of the reason so many students fear or even despise math comes from their fear of making a mistake and being embarrassed. More than perhaps any

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One farmer finds answer to ESL students’ virtual learning struggles

BUCKEYE, Az. — Virtual classrooms are the new normal for many students, but for non-native speaking English students, trying to get good grades can be challenging in the best of times.

As classes turn virtual due to COVID-19, some students are being left behind.

Valeria Gonzalez, 11, told Fox News that her school in Buckeye, Az., doesn’t offer a virtual English as a second language (ESL) program. All of her classes are taught by an English speaking teacher with no Spanish translation.

Valeria Gonzalez, 11, is at risk of falling behind in school. She's struggling to understand her course work as her school doesn't offer a virtual ESL program for Spanish translation (Stephanie Bennett/Fox News).

Valeria Gonzalez, 11, is at risk of falling behind in school. She’s struggling to understand her course work as her school doesn’t offer a virtual ESL program for Spanish translation (Stephanie Bennett/Fox News).

Gonzalez said that since she only speaks Spanish, listening to a teacher all day in English makes learning hard.

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But after hearing about some families’ struggles, farmer Carrie Mayfield

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