Cora Rankins was nominated by her colleague, Suzanne McGinnis.
"Mrs. Cora Rankins inspires me every day," explains McGinnis. "She inspires me every day to love others, embrace our differences, and give to those in need. My colleague and friend inspires me to be a better person by ensuring that everyone feels they are valued, accepted, and loved. Sometimes, that is all it takes to win over children and inspire them to be lifelong learners. I am privileged to be working alongside Mrs. Rankins to illuminate our campus with the teachings of those who paved the road to equality. I am forever changed and have a deeper understanding of racism, equity, and ensuring that we continue to 'check ourselves' to create the most positive culture for children of every race. We have a lot more work to do, but Mrs. Rankins is not afraid to continue the 'fight to do what is right.' I will be right there fighting alongside her."