Testimony: Gabe Sonnier

All smiles in his new "Office".
Don't Underestimate The Power of Education and Good Work Ethic!! Joseph "Gabe" Sonnier used to clean up behind everyone at Port Barre Elementary in Port Barre, La.  The former janitor is NOW the principal at the same school. The journey to his promotion began in 1985 when  the former principal of Port-Barre pulled Sonnier aside, and said  "'I'd rather see you grading papers than picking them up,'" Sonnier told CBS News. Gabe said he took former Principal Wesley Jones Encouraging words to heart!
Sonnier  dropped out of Southern University in 1979, according to the Advocate. His mother, was a housekeeper, who struggled to support his four siblings and pay for his education, so Sonnier began working to help. But at the age of 39, while still working as a janitor at Port Barre, he decided to go back to school. "I would come to work at like 5 in the morning and leave at 7 and go to school all day and then come back and finish up my eight hours of work here and then go home and do homework," Sonnier told KATC.
He earned his bachelor's degree, and in 2008, went from janitor to teacher at Port Barre Elementary, according to the Advocate. He later earned a master's degree in education through Arkansas State University.
Last November, he was made Port Barre Elementary's principal, KATC reported.
That goes to show the power of education and Good work ethic! All things are possible to them that believe. ~Mark 9:23

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