Reading and Writing Our Way Forward
Since it's teacher appreciation week, I want to honor the IAL alumni coordinator, Hazel Pina. Though you're not my teacher inside a classroom, you've taught me so much through coaching and mentoring me these past few years. In addition to the work you do with seniors and college students, you make time to coach an entire cheerleading team and help us through hard situations in life. Thank you so much for being the kind of coach that challenges and supports us. I know that I can always count on you to have my back no matter what I am dealing with.
You are one of the most determined and passionate people I’ve ever met. As I reflect on my senior year, I am truly so thankful to have you in my corner. You are the definition of going above and beyond. When it came time to work on my college essay and applications, you didn't think twice about walking me through each step and proofreading all my essay drafts. Even with CO-VID 19, you've consistently checked in to make sure I'm staying on track and keeping my life together. If it wasn't for you, I'd be entirely lost with everything right now. We appreciate you and everything you do for us. #LetsGoTrailBlazers