8th Annual Parent of the Year Award Ceremony Rescheduled

8th Annual “Parent of the Year” Awards Ceremony will include a silent auction, dinner and awards.

Who:                                    Six parent honorees – from Birdville, Dallas, DeSoto, Garland and Richardson Independent School Districts will be recognized during the event.

The honorees are:

Hernando Bautista
KaSandra Bradley
Gail Cook
Zoila Hernandez
Bernice & Richard Robledo

Keynote Speaker – Sam Nix began his career in education as a teacher and coach at Workman Junior High school in the Arlington Independent School District.  He was named Teacher of the Year as a 2nd year teacher, and was runner up for teacher of the district in 2005.  For his contributions to education he was awarded the Leadership-in-Education Award from the Texas House of Representatives; was nominated for the Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award in Education and was presented the Mary McLeod Bethune Heritage Award for Education by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Event Co-Chairs – Betty Rengifo Uribe, California Bank & Trust and Olga Lopez, Wells Fargo

Title Sponsor – Atmos Energy

Attendees – 300 community, business and education leaders

When:                                Friday, January 17, 2013

Where:                               Wyndham Dallas Love Field, 3300 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75235

Why:                                    The award ceremony concludes the organization’s year of parent education programs by recognizing those parents who have participated in the program and who were nominated by their child’s school for going above and beyond in their child’s education. The award ceremony was originally scheduled for December 6, but was rescheduled due to the weather.

Tickets:                             $100 individuals and $2,000 table of 10 sponsorship (RSVP needed by January 10)

Background:                  Since 2006, Parents Step Ahead, a 501c3 nonprofit organization has devoted itself “to recognize, educate, enable and empower parents to take a proactive role in the educational and personal development of their children.” The organization works in partnership with school districts, corporations and community organizations to offer a series of school-based programs for parents of all backgrounds throughout the school calendar year. Educators, motivational speakers, community volunteers and parenting experts present seminars on topics such as gang awareness, drug use prevention, underage drinking, computer literacy, Internet safety, raising kids with love and logic, and health and financial issues.

For more information:

Karina Ramirez                                               Valerie Reyes-Braun
Communications                                            Director
214-357-2186                                                  214-357-2186
karina@parentsstepahead.org                   valerie@parentsstepahead.org

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