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Letter to the Editor: J-H Appreciates Community Support

— Jefferson-Houston is a school community with great pride and promise. Amid the difficult moments we have faced over the past year, we have felt great support from so many community members who have reached out to us with their time and expertise. They have poured their hearts and minds into teaching and mentoring our children, and for that, the Jefferson-Houston community is truly grateful.

As we finish this school year, the Jefferson-Houston Leadership and PTA would like to take a moment to recognize the many members of the community who have given their time to our students this year. Below is a list of our official volunteers, and we know there are many more people who have supported our students and teachers. You have enriched our children’s lives and made our school a better and stronger community.

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium Book Buddies: Loretta Britten, Stephanie Chin, Julie Duke, Anne Duke, Susan Davis, Jeff Elder, Martha Johnson, Jermaine Mincey, Eloise Payne, Lisa Schumaier, Mary Smirnow and Patti Turner.

Jefferson-Houston 21st Century Community Learning Center: Lauren Bishop, David Doll, Officer Esposito, Kendra Jones, Jen Karanian, Andrew Kelley, Nancy Lorentz, Mark Reilly, Allison Taylor, Jenifer Thompson, Juan Valentin, Erica Williams and Rodney Williams.

Super Saturday Tutors: Beth Coast, John Dresen, Kelly Dresen, Keil Gentry, Gillian Goree, Linda Kelly, Gene Lange, Jane Malik, Nate McKenzie, Clark Miller, Kathleen Partovi, Rene Paschal, Mary Powell, Elizabeth Powell, Mattie Powell, Emma West, Craig Witmer and Kennetra Wood.

Pet Partner Reading Teams: Kathleen Callahan and Eli, Monica Kohn and Shaka, Rebecca Pray and Willie, and Lily Richardson and Jack.

Tutors and Volunteers: Erin Croyle, James Dickerson, Paula Fiztgerald, Nisa Harper, Faith James, Ali Johannson, Ashika Johnson, Stephanie Kapsis, Patrice Linehan, Pam Mahony, Debra Morris, Stephen Mostow, Dorien Perry, Joyce Rawlings, Michelle Robinson, Pam Smith, Kia Terry, Suzanna Tiapula and Laura Von Shriltz.

Thank you. We hope to see all of you again in September.

Rosalyn Rice-Harris, Principal

Mark Eisenhour, Principal on Assignment

Shanelle Gayden, PTA President

Delphine Stewart, PTA Secretary

Helen Morris, PTA Treasurer