Thank you to our amazing photographer – Romulo Morishita, for your photography skills and for helping ALLPARENTSONDECK capture each parents’ experience at our annual ‘MAKING MUSIC TOGETHER event at the Overture Center.
Val Darling – Parent Honoree – Gompers Elementary and Zachary Madden
Verona Area School District Parent Laurie Lalor and her proud children, pose with Sharon Edwards-Billings.
The daughter and son were so proud of their mother and enjoyed their brief interview.
Mario Brown – Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer & Involved Parent receives recognition for his service to the community and his family. Le Che Martin – Vocalist, Grammy-Nominated Songwriter, Producer, Background Vocalist for major stars, is also very involved in her church and the Milwaukee community. They were recognized for their musical service to the Milwaukee community and other national audiences, and for their willingness to appear as Lead Vocalists on the ALLPARENTSONDECK Single ‘WE’RE GETTING INVOLVED”.
Community Volunteer – Dan Rose , who volunteers four times per week at Kennedy Elementary, receives recognition and poses with Legislative Assistant – Zachary Madden who stood in for Representative Subeck – Wisconsin Assembly.
Bilingual Teacher 3rd Grade – Glenn Stephens – Susan Covarrubias
Parent Honoree – Maria Alexandra Peralta and proud son
Parent Honoree – Stacy Jones, is an Educational Assistant in Milwaukee and a parent of two young children.
She is featured with Zachary Madden after receiving recognition for being an INVOLVED PARENT and for her support of
other families and their students throughout the school year. Thank you Stacey for all that you do to help children achieve.
Founder- ALLPARENTSONDECK & Presenter – Sharon Edwards-Billings
Thank you to each family that was represented at this event and for patiently waiting for your daughters to perform.
Parent Honoree – James Mccrary, receives recognition from ALLPARENTSONDECK and a proclamation which was signed by Governor Scott Walker and presented by Zachary Madden – Legislative Assistant to Rep. Subeck.
Mr. & Mrs. Wiggins, have successfully navigated their three biological children through school. They are very involved at two schools, where their three foster children attend school: John Muir and Thomas Jefferson Middle School. We are grateful for their service to our community and for the roles that they both play in their church as volunteers.
Quishanta Carey – Parent Honoree – poses with Zachary Madden, after receiving recognition for her volunteer service at Leopold Elementary School. Thank you for your commitment to your school community.
Debbie Mccrary accompanies her husband Parent Honoree – James Mccrary to the ‘MAKING MUSIC TOGETHER’ event. Thank you to both parents for your support of the LaFollette High School and neighboring community over the years.
Val Darling is a parent of Jessica Darling and the two of them have been at Gompers School the last six years. Over the past five years, Val has volunteered about 500 hours each year to run the Take Home Books Program at Gompers School. Thank you to Anne Schonemann – Instructional Coach, for nominating Val Darling and for accompanying her to the event.
ALLPARENTSONDECK, was proud to feature professional vocalists – Mario J. Brown and Le Che’ Martin, who featured our new single – “WE’RE GETTING INVOLVED”. Parents and guests really enjoyed their performance and some asked for an encore.
Verona School District parent honorees – Janet Lalor (Left), Angela Jenkins (Center), Leigh Schmidt, pose for their group photo after receiving recognition for their volunteerism within the district. Thank you to each of you for your service to students and teachers.
Guest Speaker Dave Miller, MM, MS, MFT, Adolescents, Families and Individuals, speaks about the value of music for families and children who struggle with mental health issues. An educator for over 20 years, he also is a psychotherapist for families, who can attest to the values of music in the lives of students
He is also a professional trumpet player of classical music. Thank you Dave Miller for your willingness to share your musical and professional talent with our parents and other guests.
Congratulations to Karen Houlihan – Edgewood High School for 36 years of teaching experience. (left)
Sadie Hawkins, recently retired after 30 years of employment with the Madison Metropolitan School District, and spends her time traveling and serving as a Substitute Teacher. Sadie, has supported several principals, parents and students while employed at the James Madison Memorial High School.
Susan Covarrubias – Glenn Stephens Elementary recognized for 30 years of teaching at several schools within the MMSD school district. Susan currently works as a Bilingual Resource Teacher and has provided support to many families over the years.
Thank you to both Anne Ailey – UW – Madison Summer Music Clinic & Laurie Fellenz for serving as guest speakers. Anne, patiently waited for her turn to speak to parents – knowing that she was also scheduled to play in a concert at the OVERTURE CENTER on the same night. She has played a pivotal role in helping students throughout her state to enroll in music education clinics during the summer months, and makes sure that students receive stellar training from talented musicians and teachers.
Anne Ailey – Director – University of Wisconsin – Madison Summer Music Clinic, was our Guest Speaker who shared information with parents and guests about upcoming summer music programs. She rushed off shortly thereafter to play in the Orchestra at another section of the Overture Center.
There are not proper words to express the wonderful time that was had by many in the audience, and also the multitude of onlookers who looked down onto the Rotunda Stage, from the first floor during their intermission periods.
Kudos, to our photographer Romulo Morishita of Ueda Photography for his excellent photography skills. He captured in still photos, what many people experienced in person on that night.
Community Activist, Aunt and Author of Educational books and a puppeteer show – Glenda Williams – Milwaukee, Wi.
Involved Parent – Volunteer – Quishanta Carey – Leopold Elementary School patiently waits with her proud family to receive her certificate. Thank you to Teacher Karine Sloan – for your kind words and for accompanying this family to the Overture Center.
Parent Honoree and Ballet Founder – Maria Diaz, enjoy the music and a brief dance.
Just like many of our parents, who strive to be all things to all people, we often feel the ‘I need it now’ pressure – but have learned how to take inventory of our priorities and meet the needs of our parents and students, whenever possible.