Wednesday October 17 RCFC joined with Foothills and Breakfast Rotary Clubs to celebrate our annual Teacher(s) of the Year program.  This year the three clubs honored Brenda Hernandez, a second grade teacher at Irish Elementary, nominated by the Fort Collins Foothills club; Gabby Wymore, who teaches history at Blevins Middle School; and Jennifer Martinez, who teaches music at Bacon Elementary School. 

To start our program, Ms. Martinez led the audience in singing "You Are My Sunshine"; very appropriate for teachers. Each teacher spoke eloquently about their 'calling' to teach, and Brenda Hernandez told a very moving story of a boy who entered Irish at the 3rd grade not reading anything at all.  The joy, when the boy first associated the letters on paper with physical items, was very touching to us all.  

Poudre School District Superintendent and RCFC Member Dr. Sandra Smyser spoke on the importance of teachers, and how they make a difference in lives.