In light of the coronavirus and the scrambling from all educators as well as the rest of society, this spring, The Education Committee focused on the annual scholarships and have plans to try and honor all teachers in the fall upon their return to schools. The students entering the military also had to be put on a different type of recognition as the recruiters and counselors did not have up to date information. This recognition is also planned for end of school, early summer. It will be generic as we do not have names. So, instead of having a partial list of teacher honorees displayed earlier, it was felt that working for an end of school recognition (if more names are submitted) would be better. Teachers/Educators have just recently gotten into a work mode that allows time in their day to collaborate with outside agencies more.
Basic needs are such a need right now for so many of the students and their families and this is a reality; schools were sent from Houston Highway Credit Union a resource manual to help address rent, utilities, food.
Education is a strong focal point of the Chamber and serving the educational community is an area the Chamber strives to be a resource for their needs. Traditionally, the Education Luncheon was the highlight of putting all the recognitions together! This year it is different–and the recognition of teachers, educators, schools, military and scholarship winners will continue to go on this summer. Look for new postings throughout the weeks. Thank you for understanding! Cindy Reibenstein, Chair of the Education Committee.
Cynthia F. Reibenstein, LCSW, ACSW Diplomate in Clinical Social Work