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February College Tutors Educator of the Month Announced

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By Steve Johnson, Owner of College Nannies + Sitters +Tutors

It is our pleasure to sponsor and announce the College Tutors Educator of the Month for February.  The purpose of the award is to highlight and recognize a local high school educator that acts as a role model to our students. The award, made with input from the school administration, recognizes educators in our area high schools that personify the three core values of College Tutors: Can Do, Results Matter and Leave It Better.

This month, we recognize Bettina Melton as a Role Model for our Brandeis High School students.  She teaches US History, Psychology, and a Senior Seminar Class for College Transition.  As a respected educator in NISD, Ms. Melton has presented at the district level on “using technology for collaboration” and on “formative instruction”.

In addition to teaching her students, she serves as US History Level Lead.  Bettina Melton is known for teaching in an innovative manner and regularly brings technology into the classroom.  In fact, Bettina used a Virtual Reality application to teach her students about trench warfare during WWI.  She lives out her own desire for improvement and personal growth, as she continues to pursue advanced degrees and teaches students to have a love for social studies.  In her capacity as a role model, she works on a consistent basis to promote college readiness and lifelong learning.

The owners of College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors of San Antonio established this recognition with the support of Welcome Home Community Newspaper to recognize and honor the educators in our schools for their efforts with our local students. We firmly believe that the quality of education in our community is primarily a direct reflection of their daily efforts as role models for our students. For more information on this award, or to submit a nomination, please contact College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors at 210-202-0303 or


Thousand Oaks Elementary Gives Back

Submitted By Jenness Davidson

Thousand Oaks Elementary first graders enjoyed meeting Rubble, the dog, and his owner, an Animal Defense League employee. Students collected supplies for ADL for their community service project this fall.

Thousand Oaks Elementary gave back this fall by helping out the Animal Defense League (ADL). As part of the Leader in Me initiative, first grade students at Thousand Oaks Elementary School participated in a community service project this fall. Students chose to collect donations during the month of October for the Animal Defense League . ADL’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for abandoned, neglected or abused dogs and cats by providing needed medical care, food, shelter, and safety with compassion and attention until they are adopted.

Thousand Oaks Elementary kicked off their community service event during an assembly where Rubble, the dog, and his owner, an ADL employee, discussed how and why the ADL operates.

Students collected much needed items from ADL’s wish list including toys, food, towels, blankets, newspapers and much more.

Thousand Oaks Elementary Celebrates Texas Archaeology Month!

Submitted By Jenness Davidson

“Legacy: Hands on the Past,” an outreach program dedicated to educating the public about archaeology and cultural preservation, visited Thousand Oaks Elementary during Texas Archaeology Month.

Thousand Oaks Elementary was fortunate to welcome “Legacy: Hands on the Past” to campus the week of October 24 to celebrate Texas Archaeology Month! “Legacy: Hands on the Past” is an outreach program associated with the Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Their mission is to enrich the community through public education in archaeology and cultural preservation to promote a collective responsibility for our diverse and shared past.

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