Schools across the Dallas Independent School District celebrated literacy and honored the legacy of children’s author Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) on March 2, which marked what would have been his 113th birthday. Volunteers, including several from Ebby’s corporate office, visited campuses to read to students and help with Seuss-themed activities.
Social Media Coordinator Alison Glander, Marketing Project Manager Maria Cross, IT Specialist Janelle McEachern and Web Implementation Manager Ruth Johnson all took time out of their busy schedules to share their love of reading – and their belief that reading can opens the doors to great opportunities and adventures – with the students of the southern Dallas elementary school named for our company’s founder, Ebby Halliday Acers.
Ebby, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 104, believed strongly in the value of education. As a child, she attended a one-room schoolhouse. Through education, perseverance and just plain hard work – and the ever-growing and accomplished team she assembled around her – Ebby went on to create what is today America’s 10th-largest residential real estate company by sales volume.
In her book, “Ebby Halliday: The First Lady of Real Estate” by Michael Poss, Ebby advised readers to, “Make the most of opportunities to learn. Go to college, take special courses, read, listen, observe, and get out there and participate.” Ebby’s advice remains sage for young readers like those at Ebby Halliday Elementary and older readers alike.
Ebby Halliday Elementary School is a multi-cultural community of parents, stakeholders and staff dedicated to the development of a respectful and supportive learning environment. Students are challenged each and every day to reach their full potential as responsible individuals. At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to be a part of supporting the great kids at Ebby Halliday Elementary and look forward to seeing them excel in school – and in life.
PHOTO AT TOP: Ebby Halliday Elementary Community Liaison Ingrid Baylon, Ebby Application System Specialist Janelle McEachern, Ebby Social Media Coordinator Alison Glander, Ebby Web Implementation Manager Ruth Johnson, Ebby Halliday Elementary Reading and Writing Instructional Coach Claudio Jara, Ebby Marketing Project Manager Maria Cross, and Ebby Halliday Elementary Math and Science Instructional Coach Veronica Bravo.