Each month, Anna’s Friends selects a parent or educator (in public, private, Christian or homeschools) as the Educator of the Month. If you would like to nominate someone, message me via facebook or email me: email@example.com There are no criteria other than someone that has a dedication towards helping children (whether their own or who are under their care as an educator) become all that God intended. We implemented this fun program in July 2018 and would like to continue it moving forward.
Previous Educator’s of the Month:
February 2019: Brendon Journey, CEO of Legacy of Hope International
Brendon Journey is the CEO of Legacy of Hope International. After several years of friendship, serving as a volunteer, and fundraising in Florida, Bren traveled to Cambodia to learn more. Her heart’s desire is for all to know there is hope from depression, oppression, and abuse. While learning from and serving survivors of trafficking here in the States and abroad, she realized how connected the world was. Brendon, with the help of others, developed one of the first kid friendly notebook curriculum’s to prevent Human Trafficking in Cambodia. The curriculum continues to grow and expand as fellow workers share their wisdom and update as needed. Brendon holds a Masters in Public Health from American Public University and a Bachelors in Biblical Studies from Southeastern University. She has served as Fundraiser, Research and Public Health Director, and former Vice-President of LOHI stateside.
November 2018: Sandy Reighard, ESE Teacher, Lecanto Primary School
My first day as a substitute teacher was in the special needs class. I did not know what to expect nor if substitute teaching was going to be for me. The first day on the job, I was inspired beyond measure by the young woman that teaches this class. Her love of the 10 children she has in her care on a daily basis is admirable and her dedication to their development makes me proud to work along side her. I am more than proud to honor Ms. Sandy Reighart as Anna’s Friends Educator of the Month! We need more teachers like you, Sandy!! Thank you for all you do for the children!
October 2018: Paola Garcia, Founder of Faces of Child Abuse
September 2018: Grandmothers
This month I decided to honor GRANDMOTHERS! These wonderful ladies take special care to be involved with their grandchildren’s education. I’ve had more grandmothers contact me with questions about the Anna’s Friends series than parents. These are the ones who are signing up for the bi-monthly on-line lessons. These are the ones that share with me about their grandchildren’s character traits and how to determine which of their gifts are predominate. These are the ones that tell me how much they enjoy learning about the motivational gifts. So THANK YOU Granma!! You ROCK!!!
August 17, 2018: Tammy Seagraves, Graceful Gospel Dance Academy
Tammy was looking for a new way to implement a daily devotional based on the theme of SURRENDER for her 150+ students. Since the motivational gifts are indeed about surrendering our all to let God use our gifts, the teachings fit in nicely. Romans 12:1 “Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship” This is real surrender! I love when educators think outside the box to help their students grow in the love of God in fun and creative way! Tammy is going to be using the Anna’s Friends series to create daily devotions for her students.