On Friday, April 29, 2016, I had the privilege of meeting 20 distinguished parent honorees who met me at the Overture Center – Rotunda Stage, filled with great anticipation and excitement. Our first Award Ceremony for parent honorees and 3 Educators was fabulous. Each parent received recognition for their willingness to volunteer their time in the classroom, playground or wherever the teacher needs them at a given time of the day. I was especially in awe of their amazing backgrounds and the exciting things that many of their children are accomplishing – post high school and college graduation. Other parents, brought their young children on the stage and allowed them to partake in their moment of recognition.
We all know that neither of the parents present, nor all of the other parents who willing volunteer their time – ask for this type of treatment. We also know that we need to do more to recognize the millions of parents and community members who do so much to support our students and teachers. Thank you to each one of you for taking a bold step and trusting me with your time and your amazing lives. I apologize for any snafus or the misspelling of your name or a glitch with your certificate not printing correctly. I know who you are and when the dust settles, I promise to make it up to you. Thank you so much for making our day a great one. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions and or concerns that you might have during the school semester. The videos of the event will be uploaded to You Tube shortly and photos from the photographer will be available soon. Thank you for coming and for your patience!