Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching is Named
Posted by Esmeralda Carr on 1/23/2018 12:06:00 PM
I know my mother sees from up above but I still wish I could tell her and see her smiling face that we did it! I would [like] to thank her for being so brave leaving her home in Puerto Rico to pursue education in the United States for a shot at a better life for her family. Until I get the chance to do so in heaven, I will thank her by continuing her life work advocating for a better education and equal opportunity for all students just like she did for me.
To write my story. A story that is similar to so many. Yet bigger than all of ours combined. To have a chance to share all our voices for the Trinity [Prize for Excellence in Teaching] has me moved to tears between typing. I am undeserving of this moment but I am incredibly humbled at the opportunity. If it means I conquer this mountain just to help even one student walk further through their journey, maybe then they will feel stronger and more confident to face their mountains because together we can MOVE mountains. So I will write. Write my heart and soul into continuing all of our story because [this award] isn’t all about winning a prize. Its greater than that. It’s a chance to share to leaders in our greater San Antonio area that our students at ECISD matter and deserve to move mountains.
Thank you everyone for y'all's support and love!"