“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” By Arnold Palmer
Sometimes, when I issue a Post, the message just seems to resonate or touch one or more of the “Friends” in a personal way and causes a response. Last week’s Post brought about a higher than usual number of positive comments.
I sincerely invite anyone to correspond with me in any of several ways available. This Blog provides a “Leave a Reply” option to send a note and my email address is provided. firstname.lastname@example.org.
I said last week, so much of this is “beyond us” as far as what has been accomplished to date. Fortunately, what has been achieved did not stop where our own limitations ended…but extended “beyond us”. If you feel like talking back to me…send me a note. THANKS!
I promised to introduce you to the volunteer teachers we have working at the Learning Center at this time. Folks…we have useful and talented people at the Leaning Center!
First, Jessica Skelton was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas State University from 2011-2015 and graduated with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies with an Early Childhood through 6th grade ESL generalist certificate and a minor in Spanish. For the past four years she has worked for an Austin-based nonprofit called Girlstart.
Girlstart’s mission is to increase girls’ interest and engagement in STEM through innovative, nationally-recognized informal STEM education programs. (STEM is science, technology, engineering and math)
In addition to her experience teaching at Girlstart, she has also taught 4th grade and 2nd grade each for a semester in Austin.
Her hobbies include practicing Spanish, yoga, and hiking. I’m finding that there are plenty of opportunities to do all of these things in Copey! From my perspective, it is very beneficial to have a volunteer who has familiarity with STEM and can inspire young female students at the Learning Center to pursue educational opportunities related to STEM.