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Advocate Top Teachers: Beverly Frater and Silvia Simmons honored

Oct. 8, 2011 at 5:08 a.m.

Beverly Frater, Thomas Andrew Walentovic and Silvia Simmons.

Names: Beverly Frater and Silvia Simmons

District: VISD

Position: Homebound teachers

Mrs. Simmons and Mrs. Frater have been my homebound teachers for the past year, and they both have provided me with a firm foundation from which I hope I can spring forward toward going back to school. I will never forget Mrs. Simmons and Mrs. Frater for telling me when they first met me: "We will take you as far as you want to go. However, you will have to work with us, not against us." Then, after a few weeks, we became a team - a team that no one could come between. I know I had academic hurdles to work through, and Mrs. Simmons and Mrs. Frater helped me get over those hurdles. When I wanted to give up, they both were there to talk me through to not giving up. I learned so much from both of my homebound teachers. I feel like I busted out of my shell. I would sometimes walk outside with my teachers to their car and that was something BIG for me to do. Mrs. Frater and Mrs. Simmons have made me feel that I can achieve anything, and I could reach for the sky with no limits.

Nominated by: Thomas Andrew Walentovic

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