SLI is pleased to introduce a new feature on our blog called: Spotlight Parent. For the next few months we will be interviewing parents who have participated in SLI workshops to become Parent Facilitators.
This month we would like to introduce you to Erika Cardenas, a parent from Edwards School!
SLI: Erika, how did you become involved in SLI?
EC: I was part of The NCLB/PAC Committee. The principal of Edwards School, Ms. Judi Sauri, invited me to an SLI retreat in which many schools participated. I had the opportunity to meet other parents and I saw that everyone was committed to be part of this program because it was going to be a different experience that we were going to bring to our schools. The most exciting part is that we, the parents, were going to be trained to facilitate the parent workshops in our schools. This is how I became a facilitator with SLI.
SLI: Why do you feel the work that SLI does is important?
EC: I feel it is important because this program offers the opportunity to be more involved in the education of our children, and with the participation of parents, teachers and students it is the key to success in education.
SLI: Tell us something special about yourself.
EC: I love to learn everything that can be learned, because I learn something new and different everyday.
Congrats to Erika for being a dedicated parent and a wonderful role model!!