Senior cherishes personal letter from former elementary teacher

Posted by NEISD Communications on 6/4/2021 1:30:00 PM

When Gabriel Perez graduated from Roosevelt High School, he walked the stage with the full support of his family, friends and teachers. His journey from Coker Elementary School to the Krueger School of Applied Technologies (KSAT) and the Engineering & Technologies Academy (ETA) put many incredible educators in his path.

But Suzanne Horan is in a category of her own. She currently teaches at Wilderness Oak Elementary School but taught Gabriel in fourth grade at Coker. She recently took the time and care to mail her former students a personal letter ahead of graduation. This gesture meant so much to Gabriel and his mother, Regina Perez.

"As a parent, my heart is full," said Regina Perez. "Suzanne Horan was my graduating senior's former fourth-grade teacher. Mrs. Horan sent him a personal greeting in the mail recently. She not only included her letter, but also sent him a letter that he wrote during his time in her classroom at Coker Elementary. The love and support that Mrs. Horan continues to show her students is a testimony to how our District values each and every child."

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Take a look at the letter below.

Gabriel holds the letter from Mrs. Horan Gabriel at graduation in his cap and gown