Expectations. In Loretta Padilla’s life, expectations have served a central, yet not overwhelming role.
Bill Stearns was distressed when he came for this interview as he had just witnessed a student getting in trouble. Stearns is the kind of teacher that takes his job personally, so his students’ victories are his victories, and their losses are losses for him as well.
If you ever meet Debra Ruz at one of her events for Reach for a Star, you’ll be struck with her energy. She will go on for as long you’ll listen about the child she is trying to help, about how her organization is trying to help them, about her volunteers, about whomever or whatever group or business is making the wish possible. The last thing she will talk about is herself.