Monday, November 12, 2012

Crystal Awards Gala Chairs Named

Mary Grace and Michael Landrum have been named chairs of the 20th annual Crystal Awards Gala slated for Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. The Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) event, tittled “High Hopes for Generations,” will recognize four outstanding educators selected from the greater Houston area, 46 Spring Branch ISD Teachers of the Year and two SBISD Principals of the Year.

Mary Grace Landrum has served on the SBEF Board of Directors for 10 years. “The Gala offers the community an opportunity to show our teachers how much we appreciate them – while raising money to support our children’s education. The Foundation uses the funds to enhance education of SBISD students,” she said.

Co-chairing the event is an act of legacy for Michael Landrum. An attorney, his roots in public education are deep. His father, Dr. H. M. Landrum, came to Spring Branch in 1941 as first principal/superintendent. Early in his tenure, he also served as substitute bus driver, secretary and nurse for the growing district. He retired as the district’s superintendent of schools in 1975.

In addition, Michael Landrum’s great-grandfather moved in 1854 to Liberty Hill, Texas, where he was the area’s first teacher/preacher.

“The importance of education cannot be overstated. It is about building a stronger community,” Michael Landrum said. “We can contribute to the welfare of our community, state and nation by helping students become the best they can be. The Foundation helps us do that.”

Proceeds from the Crystal Awards Gala benefit educational and enrichment programs for SBISD and the Chronicle’s Readers Are Leaders program. Individual and corporate sponsorships are available. Call 713-251-2381 for more information.

1 comment :

  1. An outstanding couple; and a great photo too!


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