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Crosby ISD trustee Carla Windfont heads to Puerto Rico to rebuild community school

December 21, 2018

Out of 1,200 applicants across the country, Crosby ISD trustee Carla Windfront was one of the 44 educators selected to spend a week in Puerto Rico to help rebuild a school that was destroyed by Hurricane Maria.

Lifetouch Photography has an annual mission program where they select several educators across the country to help underserved communities.

Windfont is the first ever Crosby ISD educator to be selected for this opportunity. She will also be the only one from Texas attending this program.

The Crosby ISD board secretary also serves as the chair of the National Black Council of School Board Members, a committee from the National School Boards Association.

The NBCSBM nominated Windfont to participate in the Lifetouch program.

“This is quite an honor, it is an honor,” Windfont said.

The CISD trustee will be in a small community in Puerto Rico from Jan. 21 to Jan. 28 painting walls, rebuilding basketball courts, setting up concrete walls and meeting with students and their families.

Educators will also have an opportunity to do a 15 minute Facebook Live video during their stay in Puerto Rico. Windfont will conduct her video on Jan. 24 at 1 p.m.

“To give back and to serve the underserved is really great but also to represent Crosby ISD,” Windfont said. “We talk about the story after and here we’ve got our band right now in Chicago taking care of what they need to take care of and representing us well and I’m going as a board member to represent Crosby ISD across the nation and these are things that we’re doing positive and I’m just proud to be one of the people.”

kaila.contreras@chron.com

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