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Choose Kind and Thank you!

May 31, 2015

Update – May 31, 2015


Thank you to all who supported Ashley and her host family. Ashley raised $960 for Emily’s medical fund.

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

Mother Teresa


May 15, 2015 Blog

May One of the greatest rewards of being a teacher is seeing our students grow and spread their wings as professional educators. Currently one of our students is completing her student teaching in Costa Rica. Earlier this week I received an email from her with a special  request. It wasn’t asking for anything personal, but it was a request for help for one of the children in her host family.

We know as teachers that our classroom communities include not just our students but their families and our school community. We know that it is a sign of professional growth when educators make every effort to support students and their school community in ways that truly make a difference.

In short, the relationships among the educators in a school define all relationships within that school’s culture. Teachers and administrators demonstrate all too well a capacity to either enrich or diminish one another’s lives and thereby enrich or diminish their schools.

(Barth, 2006).

Below is Ashley’s request. It is an excellent opportunity to choose to be kind and to help someone in need. It is also a way to support Ashley as she is trying to make a difference. Please consider a donation and help Ashley spread the word.

Emily is a little girl I’m currently living with while in Costa Rica. I cannot say greater things about this family. During my 2 months here, they have taken me under their wing and supported me in every way possible. From day one, they have gone out of their way to make me feel included. This isn’t easy, being that a language barrier is present. Emily, who is turning nine in two weeks, has a variety of medical issues and a week ago underwent a 6 hour heart surgery, from which she is still recovering. I want to support this family in every way possible, and I am hoping perhaps you do as well, so I am asking anyone who is willing to please consider making a donation to support this family. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and please share it and spread the word.

To help support the family’s  medical bills and other expenses while she recovers, I have created a gofundme page where individuals can donate money that will directly go to the family to help support their costs during this time. GoFundMe page: Emily’s Medical Fund Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please consider donating and sharing.




Barth, R. (2006). Improving relationships within the school house. Educational Leadership, 63(6), 8-13.

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