Hats off to the Worley Street Roundtable, Columbia Public Schools, Columba College and Stephens College for this amazing and oh-so-innovative new program that “Grows Our Own” teachers to be classroom teachers in the Columbia Public School System. This amazing program is definitely a national model and I so hope other districts throughout the country will do something similar… Each “signee” was awarded a 4-year full-ride scholarship to Columbia or Stephens College and our sweet Consolee Mbabazi was one of the two students who signed with Columbia College. Congratulations Consolee!! All of your hard work over the long haul paid off big time!!