Education & Career

Stories about challenges in education and in the professional world

Breaking The Glass Ceiling

Breaking The Glass Ceiling As told to Verlie McAlister Edwards & Leanne Ivey Editor’s Note: Verlie Edwards became friends with Iron Butterfly Dr. Mary Lee Herrington through her best friend Leanne Ivey, Mary Lee’s niece and caregiver. Both know their lives have...

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Creativity During COVID

Forging Forward with a New Business…In Spite of a Pandemic Newlyweds Sabrina and James Orr never expected the first year of married life would include a worldwide pandemic that almost brought everything to a complete halt or that they would be starting a new business....

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Roadmap to College Success

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5o15kQpjMk         Dr. Judith Loredo holds a Certificate of Completion from San Antonio College; a BS in the Science of Communication Disorders, an MA in Speech Pathology, and a M.ED. in Education, from Our Lady of...

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Don’t Say No to Judy-1

Please join Dr. Judy Loredo in a new video series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ciqzVdT3GI&t=5s         Dr. Judith Loredo holds a Certificate of Completion from San Antonio College; a BS in the Science of Communication Disorders, an MA in...

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Piano During The Pandemic

By Mary Groenewoud Hale “Never let the brain idle.  ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’  And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s.”                                           -George Carlin   “How will I keep busy during the coronavirus pandemic?” I thought to myself. ...

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60 New Things in My 60th Year

by Nancy Amos Sometimes a pivotal life event will trigger major changes in one’s outlook or perspective. This happened to me in 2009 when I experienced a bad car accident. It stopped me in my tracks of working long hours and put me in the ICU for a week. I was off...

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My Soggy Encounter With Mr. Lewis

By Misty Raley Gassaway Celebrating my friend, I had the opportunity to meet Congressman John Lewis after graduating college and then again later and I will forever remember the encounters. He took the time to treat people with dignity and respect. Mr. Lewis fought...

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Books With Wings

By Ruth Anne Wood Do you love your local library? As an avid reader, independent book editor, publisher and former show host of “Live Your Peace” that featured close to 160 authors and storytellers, I love reading and hearing people’s stories. I feel so inspired I...

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An Extended Spring Break

By Dana Friend When people say that senior year goes by quickly, you might doubt them until you blink and suddenly realize that graduation is only hours away. All of these questions then swarm around you: “Wasn’t it the best year of high school?,” “Didn’t you have so...

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I’m Still Quarantining

https://youtu.be/VeDssvihmAM Interviewer: Tell me about yourself Lillian: My name is Lillian. I live in Fort Worth, Texas, and I am 9-years-old. I am in 3rd grade at Fort Worth Country Day. Interviewer: How long have you been in quarantine? Lillian: I have been in...

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