A Texas Preschool teacher Leigha Bishop is making headlines after her efforts to empower one of her students was nothing short of magical. Black girl magic.
When 4-year-old August Burroughs came to school with a new hairstyle she wasn’t very confident about it.
Even after her teacher, Ms. Bishop, complimented her new do, August wasn’t convinced.
So, the next day, Leigha Bishop came to school wearing the same hairstyle as August. The photo above captures the priceless moment they saw each other.
“August always changes her hair, kind of like I do. And when she got here Monday, she got out of the car and I was like, ‘August, your hair is so cute,'” Bishop explained. “And she was like, ‘Yep, thank you, whatever.’ And I was like, ‘No, I’m really going to go home and do my hair.'”
And that’s exactly what she did. When Bishop showed up to work the next day, a picture was taken to capture the moment.
August couldn’t have been happier.
“I like the same hairstyle as Miss Bishop,” August giggled.
In a day and age where bullying is high and students thrive to feel accepted, Bishop knew what she was doing. She’s been teaching for seven years and hopes the hairstyle is just part of the legacy she hopes to leave behind.
“I know a lot of people think education is pen and pencil and test scores,” Bishop said. “But to me, it’s more than that. It’s when kids are comfortable with knowing their teachers notice them for them.”
I love this with my whole heart!