A superintendent’s perspective on shoes
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — When Yaw Obeng walks through the hallways of Compass Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri, the superintendent of Hickman Mills C-1 School District will undoubtedly talk to students about their shoes.
“It’s a good conversation piece when you see kids and say, ‘How’d you get those? Where did you get those?’ There’s always a story behind it,” Obeng said.
His story begins in Ghana, a country in West Africa. As a child, he remembers his mother would…