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.

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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

The Bright School Parenting Center Grand Opening benefiting The Bright School
Photographed by Johnny Russo for The Bright School
Tim Bright, Manny Bright, Kelley Hill, Linda Frantz

The Bright School Parenting Center Grand Opening benefiting The Bright School

Bright School students: Paul Mansfield, Nola Miller, Sarah Field, Tiffany Cabrera and Cardin Stewart   

The Bright School Parenting Center Grand Opening benefiting The Bright School

Marbely Barahona, Claire Hess

The Bright School Parenting Center Grand Opening benefiting The Bright School

Susan Bright, Dana Hansel, Lauren Schrantz, Elinor Bright 

The Bright School Parenting Center Grand Opening benefiting The Bright School

Rana Otallah, Luna Craig (student) and father Trevor Craig, Dinia Cabrera  

The Bright School Parenting Center Grand Opening benefiting The Bright School

Cleland Powell in front of the audience.