Former President Bill Clinton will soak up most of the attention Tuesday night but there will be another Arkansan taking the stage: Dustin Parsons, a fifth-grade teacher from Pine Haven Elementary in Bauxite. Parsons tells THV11:
I would lie if I told you I was not nervous. … Each day has a different theme, that day I’m speaking on Arkansas education. …
Fifth grade’s entire social studies is on government and politics and understanding the grassroots and we talk about Philadelphia and the constitution conventions and all that. When I found out everything was going to be there I thought this would be a great opportunity to bring this back to my kids.
I want to be able to express my message in a positive way and look to the future. Like what I intended when I first started teaching.
I was a student when President Clinton won and everything was so exciting. I remember that as a student and I never dreamed of being there.
Parsons is a pledged delegate for Hillary Clinton.