teachers at Lake Dallas ISD were treated to breakfast and gifts of
classroom supplies by the Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce on
Wednesday, September 14, at Lake Cities United Methodist Church.
LCCC Adopt-A-Teacher program began 17 years ago under the leadership of then
Chamber President Fon Laughlin. Fon’s passion for education and her desire that
Lake Dallas ISD teachers feel the support of the lake cities communities and
businesses inspired her to start the program. In recent years, Judy Graham and
Trenna Ezzell have led the charge to ensure that every new teacher in the
district has the supplies needed to start their LDISD careers.
year as part of New Teacher training, teachers are asked to create wish lists
of items that they would like for their classrooms. Adopt-A-Teacher takes
donations from community members and businesses to provide each teacher a
basket filled with their wish list items at the breakfast in September. In
addition, goodie bags with items from local businesses are also provided to
each new teacher and para professional in the district.
is a fabulous program that shows our new teachers what a wonderful community
they have joined,” Dr. Gayle Stinson, LDISD Superintendent said. “We can’t say
thank you enough to the Lake Cities Chamber, and, in particular, Judy and
Trenna, for making our teachers feel welcome and supported as they start
working at Lake Dallas ISD.”