I continue my conversation with Cheryl Jones in Episode 7 Part 2 of Tea With Teachers. Cheryl was, in her own words, “blessed” to have a host of positive role models in her life - her no nonsense, hard-working parents, her extended family, her teachers who held her to the highest standards and the church community in Houston, where she grew up. The church is where, of course, she accepted Christ and also furthered her love for music. These influences have guided her as a Wellness Chaplain, providing healing for veterans as they process the moral injury of war. Cheryl will always believe in the power of music and the affect it has on children and herself, especially when she remembers one of her most profound influences, Joyce Young Franklin, her paraplegic piano teacher.
March 15, 2017