Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Spotlight Staff Member

This month's spotlight staff member is a true Superstar! Strategic Learning Initiatives would like to send our congratulations to Cris Whitehead: Director of the SLI Parent Engagement Team! Cris is an outstanding, invaluable member of our staff and her dedication shows in all that she does!  We know that you will enjoy learning more about this fascinating team member!

  • Cris became involved in SLI when a program that involved a network of schools called, "The Learning and Sharing Connection" came to Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy.  Her sons attended the school and Cris started volunteering with the program.

  • When asked about the biggest change in education that she'd like to see, Cris said, "I would like everyone to understand that All Children Can Succeed, and focus on making that happen!"

  • Cris is currently reading Cross Fire by James Patterson and 9th Judgement by James Patterson. She loves mysteries!

  • Several people have inspired Cris over the years.  In general, she is inspired by people that genuinely love to help others and people that are passionate about what they do.

  • Cris loves to spend time with her sons, reading, listening to music and dancing!

  • Cris' dream vacation would be in Hawaii.

  • Cris secretly would love to teach dancing. (And we think she should follow that dream!)

  • In 12 years from now, Cris would love to be retired! (But we hope she remains a part of SLI forever!)
Thank you, Cris, for your undevoted time and dedication to the mission of SLI. You are truly appreciated!