Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2000 Lyons Avenue
Houston, TX 77020
HOUSTON (March 10, 2020) – High energy from the over 150 educators and supporters at the annual Huddle Up for TEACH event made for an entertaining evening at Saint Arnold Brewing Company. It was a great way to mix and mingle after a day of teaching and to mark the final countdown to spring break next week.
Balloons and activity stations around the room enticed everyone to visit and learn more about the classroom management strategies offered by TEACH – To Educate All Children. Guests participated at stations led by TEACH coaches for an opportunity to win exciting prizes. DJ Gonz spun the tunes to keep the evening lively.
Nory Angel, Executive Director and CEO for TEACH, emphasized the impact everyone in the room is having on the nearly 15,000 students at 25 Houston ISD schools where educators are currently receiving intensive training and coaching in de-escalation and conflict resolution to promote calmer and more productive classrooms, to decrease disciplinary referrals,
Co-founders Susan D. Sarofim and Mary Yenik were applauding as Brandalyn Hare, a kindergarten teacher at Blackshear Elementary, a landmark school in the Third Ward community for over a century, spoke about how TEACH strategies have transformed her classrooms. Special Guest Nick Martin, starting center for the Houston Texans, shared a story about his favorite teacher and the impact he had on his education. Veteran TEACH coach Keith Carpenter, Jr. served as emcee for the evening.
Seen in the crowd: Sandy Barrett, Mary Dowe Boyles, Tashiana Briggs, Andy Canales, Kiet Chu, Michelle Fraga, Gayla Gardner, Marilu Garza, Greg Hambrick, Peggie Kohnert, David Lee, Blackshear Principal Alicia Lewis, Kathleen Martin, David Sprague, Abby and Chris Venegas, Phyllis and Cornel Williams