What is your name? Jacqueline Marie
Where are you from? Vermont, currently resides in Chicago, IL
What organization do you represent? Tweaked Style
What is your job title? Business Strategist & Life Stylist
How long has the organization been in existence? 5 years
What is your name? Kelli Haywood
Where are you from? Kansas City, Missouri; currently resides in Chicago, Illinois
What organization do you represent? Dream On Education
What is your job title? Founder and Executive Director
How long has the organization been in existence? 3 years
Ready, set, go! It’s that time of year again. Along with teachers being involved with the back-to-school activities such as preparing classrooms, creating lesson plans, establishing classroom community and participating in school/community open houses, the beginning of the school year is also a time for educators to research and begin to apply for educational and resources grants. Now is the time to see teachers leaning over their desk-tops, lap tops or any other favored device, using their well-developed research skills, to find resources and opportunities that may enhance their own professional development and/or make sure that their classroom has the necessary resources to maximize their students’ success.
My birthday falls at the end of the month of August, and during my grade school days, my birthday gifts consisted of what else, but school supplies. A number of Steno notebooks, packs of filler paper, a Trapper Keeper (every year), Bic pens, and a plastic pencil case that could easily be secured by the three rings found in my Trapper Keeper. Although I was always grateful for the new school supplies, I also wondered what it would be like to have my birthday fall not so near to the ‘Back-to-School’ season.