The Precious Jewel

There can be no profession

with more honour on its breast,

Than that which touches children

and trains them to do their best.

To plant the seeds of greatness

in those fertile little ones,

Paving the ever-upward path

with knowledge and with fun.

Those who teach our children

to learn and try and grow,

Launch a future that is brighter

than our fondest dreams may know.

In a country famed for freedom

and a world so full of need,

There are no jewels more precious

than the teacher with this seed.

-Mark B. Johnson, Sr.