We had the good fortune of connecting with Shafarion Romashyn and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Shafarion, can you tell us about an impactful book you’ve read and why you liked it or what impact it had on you?
The book that I wrote has had a great impact on me and many others around me. During the pandemic with all the racial injustices I wanted to share my voice. I thought what better way than to write a book to begin to explore our differences that children can relate to. I have taught children from all over the world and the greatest gift that they all have is they are uniquely made. I wrote a book about my name and how it is different and when we begin to feel comfortable with ourselves others will respect our and value us.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I truly believe that teachers are the gateway to all other careers. I have always wanted to be an educator and as I continue on this journey I begin to see that there is so much more to being a teacher. I have participated in many different groups and fellows. I have traveled and met like minded individuals that share the same passion as me. Teachers have shown that they are the unsung heroes of our society we taught during a pandemic and supported our students during a worldwide crisis.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am still pretty new to Dallas but I do have my go to spots. I love going up North to Legacy West. You can shop, eat, and enjoy the sun waking in the area. I love going to Flea Style where you can find vintage pieces and sip tea afterwards. I also like going to Deep Ellum especially if there is an art festival or show going in the streets. You can buy from local vendors and taste the wonderful food in our city.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I will give credit to several attributes in my life, I love that people are like books we can create our own stories. Since a young child I wanted to teach others and help them have the gift of being a lifelong learner. I remember my mom always read books in her spare time that is an important like skill I continue to teach my students. I have had great colleagues and administrators that have influenced my career and passion to continue to educate others.

Other: https://www.amazon.com/My-Name-Shafarion-Romashyn/dp/B08C47KH19

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