The Bright School Parenting Center welcomed 30 patrons to campus to celebrate its Grand Opening on November 17. The school’s mission is to provide critical education, resource facilitation, advocacy assistance and support to parents, caregivers, education and service providers and special education students, all free of charge. Services include a Deaf Mentor Program, non-English resources and Parent Education Sessions during the school year.
Speakers included Tim Bright, board chair; Linda Frantz, school director; and Cleland Powell, board member; as well as parent and parent advocates Rana Otallah, Dinia Cabrera and Kelley Hill.
EENT Foundation provided a major grant to open the center, located in the school on the Kingsley House campus, which also served as the venue for the event.
Bright School was established in 1959 by the Bright and White families to meet the needs of their deaf grandson and son, Michael White, who is now a board member. Approximately 85% of Bright School students have moved on to typical classrooms without the need of Special Education classrooms.
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Event At A Glance
What: The Bright School Parenting Center Grand Opening benefiting The Bright School
When: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Where: Kingsley House
Tim Bright, Manny Bright, Kelley Hill, Linda Frantz
Bright School students: Paul Mansfield, Nola Miller, Sarah Field, Tiffany Cabrera and Cardin Stewart
Marbely Barahona, Claire Hess
Susan Bright, Dana Hansel, Lauren Schrantz, Elinor Bright
Rana Otallah, Luna Craig (student) and father Trevor Craig, Dinia Cabrera