Received from Kelleyann Delaney
May 1, 2017
To the Editor
I have had the honor of knowing Cheryl Brown for over 20 years. She had 2 of my daughters in her class. Miss Yodis, as she was known then, was one of the most caring teachers that we ever had. She was an advocate for not only my children but for all of her students. She invited all parents in for celebrations and went to each person taking the time to speak with them. When my daughter struggled with learning how to read, she kept her and other students after on her own time to work with them. She told me that every student learns, just not on the same day or in the same way and that my daughter would be fine. All of that worrying as a mom and she was right.
As well as being a great teacher, she was an amazing role model and person. Every year parents do a collection around the holiday time to get the teacher a gift. One of the years, she told us that she appreciated the gesture but there was nothing that she needed. She asked that we donate the money we collected to St. Judes Hospital. The other year one of the students in her class announced that Santa would not be coming to his house that year because Santa had no money. She asked us to get her a gift card so that she could buy presents for this child, his siblings and his mom. She added her own money to that, went shopping, wrapped all of the presents and delivered them to the mother on Christmas Eve. That is who Cheryl Brown is. She is someone who cares about and advocates for children and what is best for them. I believe Cheryl Brown would be a wonderful trustee and advocate for you, your children and the North Shore community. When you go out to vote on May 16th I hope that you will vote for Cheryl Brown for North Shore Board of Ed Trustee.
BACK TO WEEKLY