For Mom & The Future Teachers, Social Workers ServinG At-Risk Youth

I was invited to deliver this year’s commencement address at my high school, “Espanola Valley,” in Northern New Mexico.  There were more than 3,000 family and supporters in the audience, celebrating the accomplishments of the 200 graduates. 

While speaking in my hometown was a privilege, I was most thrilled to honor my mom with a scholarship I started in her name. Mom, who was in the front row that day, was a career teacher who became Superintendent of her school system. I’m very proud of her. The scholarship will be awarded to an EVHS graduate majoring in education or social work, starting next year. 

(Thanks so much to Jimmy Wayne for the photo.)

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