11 Nov Less Stress for Teachers: Launch Party Put the FUN in Fundraiser!
Last night was fantastic! The launch party at The Twig Book Shop for my book, Less Stress for Teachers: More Time & An Organized Classroom, was a wonderful chance to visit with friends and raise money for the Harlandale Education Foundation.
According to www.Harlandale.net, the Harlandale Education Foundation’s mission is “to create a college-going community. HEF provides $500 or $1,000 scholarships for any and all graduates of the Harlandale Independent School District who continue their education beyond high school. Harlandale ISD ranks in the lowest 1% of Texas schools in property wealth. Ninety-six percent of the student body is of Hispanic heritage. Ninety-one percent of the population is economically disadvantaged.” And what most people don’t know is that not only do Harlandale ISD teachers work their tails off during the day, but they also open up their wallets every spring for a fundraiser. The majority of donations come from HISD teachers and staff. Now that is generosity!
Harlandale served as the center of my world for most of my adult life. I started as a teacher when I was only 22 years old, and I still do consulting work for them. Harlandale is a tight-knit community where people stay because you’re welcomed with open arms. It’s a wonderful feeling to walk in, and it still feels like home. Just like last night.
I’m sure I’ll be missing a few folks from this list, but thank you to everyone who came out last night to support my book and HEF:
Pam Vetters Joni Vara Kathy Bruck Colleen Reeve Lois Brown
Yvette Esobedo Mary Alice Lozano Elsa Neaves
Alicia Neaves Adam Smith Laura Castaneda Jacob Castaneda
Cathy Castaneda Natali Aztua Jeanine Nepveux
Rochelle Lefton Cheryl & David Rodriguez Norma Wing Michelle Reyna
Laura Beizer Susan Straus Andrew Segura
Danae Chavira Joseph Segura Joe Segura Aurora Adam Franke Johnson Roberta Saldana Dolores Sekula
Cindy & Dave Barrett Luke Collins Vanessa Drahl Carol Maki
My new friends from SAISD
Everyone who stopped by because they read about the event in the San Antonio Express-News
And the guy who dropped in to browse and bought a book for his daughter when he found out what was going on!
For pictures, visit the album on Facebook.
Thank you also to everyone who helped make the event possible: