BLCT (Building Lake City Together) has been a big help in organizing and getting supplies for bi-weekly cleanups with volunteers from all over Lake City. Due to covid 19 the HUB activities have been on hold but we are hopeful to ramp up again this year. Thornton Creek Alliance is active with our Little Brook Creek, testing it on a bi-weekly basis for e-coli, and expanding into storm water analysis and flood prevention. On December 20, 2019, we had flooding near NE 137th Street that got a lot of attention. When it happened again on December 21, 2020, it was the catalyst for the city to start making plans to find solutions. This will be a major focus for 2021.
Our speaker this week, Terry Carlson, Irlen Diagnostician, M.Ed, and a Special Education Literacy Specialist for 20+ years, is on a mission to promote this new treatment for what have often been mis-diagnosed learning disabilities.
As an avid mountaineer, she has been to the mountaintop many times. Come hear about the opportunities she sees from her perch this year at the peak of District leadership in our Distirct 5030.
Then, recognizing the need for research on exercise therapy for Parkinson’s, Mike formed Boxers with Parkinson’s, a nonprofit Association, Research Project, and Home of Sweaty Bucks.
Mike will focus on boxing for Parkinson’s research, early results and BwP’s long-term research strategy and goals. He will also talk about their strategy for financial self-sufficiency thanks to Sweaty Bucks.
KAREN RANDALL is a Transition Life Coach, Energy Psychologist, Creative Arts Facilitator, college professor, mother of three, and recovering CPA. Karen empowers and encourages her clients to embrace Transition as an Invitation to envision, create and manifest their next stage in life as one that is filled with Purpose, Meaning and Fun!
Contact Karen at her website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A VERY ACTIVE AND ENTHUSIASTIC PTSA BUNCH FROM JANE ADAMS IN 2017
Ms. LeAnne Castillo, MA in counseling from NYU is one of three school counselors at Jane Addams. Working as one of the members of the Teacher Leader Cadre, she has a goal to support families furthest from educational justice in being linked to learning and advocating for their student's education. She is a club advisor for the Latinx Student Union, the Gender and Sexuality Alliance club, and the Student Race and Equity Team. Ms. LeAnne currently works with the 8th grade cohort in preparing them for high school and beyond and support their social and emotional well-being.
Sanjay Mishra is Fiscal at Jane Addams Middle School. This year his role has expanded to helping source food and financial assistance for families affected by the pandemic. He can be reached at email@example.com