Laura Morris resigned from Lucketts Elementary School in Leesburg, Virginia because the school has been promoting non-Christian ideologies in its curriculum.
Morris announced her resignation at the Loudoun County School Board meeting where she declared that the policies “do not square with who I am as a believer in Christ.”
She added that she does not want to be part of the system that pushes highly politicized agendas to students.
The resignation was a hard choice for her and she did not take it lightly. Morris regretted leaving her students and colleagues. But she felt comforted and was in full appreciation of the support she received from many people.
“It’s been a life-changing experience and I’m just honored and I’m humbled by it all,” she added.
Morris said that her “bravery” is all from God. Her courage to resign was strengthened by her walk with the Lord.
The resigned teacher said that she had once received an email saying:
“It’s been said that one candle can illuminate a thousand others without diminishing its own illumination.”
These words moved her because she never thought to be in a position where she can influence others to take a stand against critical race theory. “I’m so excited that what I did and said might spark others, might illuminate in others the desire to … put some action to their words.”
In fact, I feel the amazing blessings of God just pouring down on me from what has happened,” she added.
In recent months, parents have criticized Loudoun County Public Schools, which is located near Washington, D.C., for its curriculum and policy changes.
Parents, students, and concerned residents spoke out against a proposed policy that would require teachers to refer to students using their preferred pronouns, regardless of their biological sex, throughout the spring.
Concluding her speech at the board meeting, Morris encouraged the parents and staff to flood the private schools by doing something bold.
“When people put action to their words, actions speak louder than words and that seems to be captivating people,” Morris said.
In Acts 5:29, Peter and the other apostles said to those who were keeping them from proclaiming the good news, “We must obey God rather than men!” It shows how important it is to follow God even if everyone else is following their own wills.