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FAMILY CONNECTION PARTER FOCUS: Education issues top concerns for Teach Right owner
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Under the supervision of Marian Hodge (rear) Jordan Kicklighter tries her hand at cornhole while wearing drunk goggles during a March 20 Teen Maze event. - photo by File photo


RINCON — Lots of people can see the positive impact that Effingham County Family Connection has on the community. No one, however, has a vantage point like Marian Hodge.

Hodge owns and operates Teach Right, the lone private business in Family Connection — a collaborative of agencies that have joined forces to implement strategies to address the challenges facing children and families. Hodges is particularly interested in educational issues.

“I got involved in Family Connection because my daughter (Erin Woodcock) is a social worker in the Effingham County school system on the south side,” Hodge said. “With her involvement in helping families, I gravitated to Family Connection.”

Hodge, a former educator, attends Family Connection meetings where plans are made to combat problems that hinder student achievement.

“Even though this is a for-profit business, parents need to know that they can come here to find help for their children,” Hodge said.

See the July 25 edition of the Effingham Herald for more details.