DON WORTHINGTON/Progressive Journal
Sophia Francis came from Jamaica to teach in Pageland, in part to bring her culture to a different set of students. Her classes are algebra, geometry and statistics.
It’s all in for Central’s Francis

There is no place to hide in Sophia Francis’ classes at Central High School.
Her probing, compassionate eyes are always scanning her students.
She focuses on facial expressions. Do her students understand the algebra, geometry and statistical concepts she is teaching? Or are there confused, even blank looks?
Even the slightest hint of misunderstanding results in one-on-one help, she says.