Bradley faculty helps newest teacher get her ‘bear’ings #theNEISDway

Posted by Lila Stanley on 10/3/2022 9:00:00 AM

Sandra with her newly donated bed

When Sandra Bohorquez arrived in San Antonio from her home country of Colombia, she didn’t have much. She was ready to manage with whatever she had in her suitcase until she could save up to purchase the essentials. Once she found a place to live, she was content to furnish it later. 

But her colleagues at Bradley Middle School were ready to help their newest Dual Language teacher as soon as she arrived. 

They chipped in to stock her refrigerator and dropped off gift cards. Bradley staff also provided two new couches, a bed and mattress set, kitchen utensils, pots, pans and so much more to make sure she felt right at home. 

“The faculty knew that Sandra had just arrived in the United States with just her clothing, and everyone sprang into action, purchasing and delivering anything and everything that Sandra would need,” said Marianne Bankhead, Bradley ELAR teacher. “Many Bradley teachers chipped in to pay for the groceries we delivered. Sandra is now one of us.  A teacher who makes a difference. Once a Bear, always a Bear!” 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month #theNEISDway September 15 - October 15. 

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