New 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.
The 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.
Each 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.
“This 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.”