For 58 years our guest was a dedicated educator in the Houston Independent School District (HISD).
As evidence of our guests' indelible impact on the Furr High School during her 17-year tenure, education advocate and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Apple, Inc. CEO Steve Jobs, recognized Furr High School in 2016 as a recipient of a ten-million-dollar grant grant through the XQ Super School Project. Our guests’ school was one of 10 selected from nearly 700 schools nationwide for “reimagining high school education.”
Bertie Simmons, Ed.D now, at 86 years young she launched Whispers of Hope: The Story of My Life.
Bertie’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Whispers-Hope-Story-My-Life/dp/1734060409