For the past four years, Rodriguez Elementary School Counselor Norlene Chamberlain and Thearpy Dog Ariel have helped the students on campus through reading, guidance and incentive activities. Now, to celebrate their work, the duo will get to share their story with school boards around the nation.
Chamberlain and Ariel were selected, along with Board of Trustees Member Gerry Fleuriet and Rodriguez Principal Tracy Gonzalez, to present at the National School Board Association Conference. While there, the two will have the opportunity to share how the program has been successful for their campus and the district.
“It’s wonderful that one of our outstanding programs is going to be able to spread the word of HCISD’s success in using innovative approaches in helping our children,” said Fleuriet. “I am very proud of principal Traci Gonzalez and Norlene Chamberlain for their creative approach to assuring that our students feel comfortable and secure in their environment.”
To be selected, the two submitted a proposal with the help of Fleuriet and Gonzalez. They were one of 200 proposals selected out of 1,500 submissions.