RISD VS HARLEM WIZARDS
The RISD Council of PTAs is excited to welcome the following players to our team of RISD Hometown Heroes! Richardson ISD, we hope you'll come out on April 16 and support them!
Buy your tickets in advance and get a discount (prices go up at the door). *Limited reserved seating available.
Here we go RISD! This is our final Hometown Hero player announcement! Please welcome Jason Henry of Richardson Heights Elementary School to the team!
Jason is a 5th Grade teacher at Heights and enjoys playing Ice Hockey.
𝙃𝙚𝙧𝙚'𝙨 𝙖 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩: "Skywalker" has decorated his entire classroom in a Star Wars theme! That sounds amazing doesn't it?!
𝘼𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩 𝙅𝙖𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙙: I am a 5th degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do. I started Tae Kwon Do at age six and grew up teaching Tae Kwon Do. This is how I discovered my love of teaching!
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝘿: I love how RISD truly does what's best for all kids. We believe in the "all means all" mentality and help all kids grow academically and socially. We support one another and are a large district that feels like a small, close knit family.
𝙀𝙭𝙘𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙢 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚: I'm excited to play a sport that isn't hockey and hopefully represent Heights well!
We are psyched to have Jason "Skywalker" Henry join the Hometown Heroes and hope you will come out to support him and the rest of the team tomorrow at Berkner HS. Doors open at 2:30 pm and the game starts at 3:30 pm.
Big Springs Elementary, please join us in welcoming Assistant Principal Bonnie Altimore to the Hometown Heroes! She is our 5th BSE player to join the team!
"Bad Bonnie" is sure to bring some great luck to the game tomorrow for the Hometown Heroes. Did you know that she won a some big bucks in a radio contest in 2011? How about that for a fun fact?!
𝘼𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝘽𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙚: She used to work at The Magic Time Machine as Hannah Montana and Jesse from Toy Story!
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝘽𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝘿: I love RISD because of the diversity of our students and staff, and because we believe in all of our students and their potential.
𝙀𝙭𝙘𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙢 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚: I am excited to be on the RISD Heroes Team because I think it will be fun to play against the Harlem Wizards. I am always looking for fun things to do to help build a relationship/rapport with my students, and I think they will enjoy seeing two of their APs play against the Wizards. <------ The other AP is "NO BILL CHILL" Gattus!
RISD come out and support Bonnie Altimore and ALL of YOUR Hometown Heroes at Berkner HS tomorrow!
Dartmouth Elementary RISD, please welcome your third Duck to the Hometown Heroes, as Hope Dallas joins the team along with Coach Mike Munoz and Christy Hart!
Hope is a special education teacher at Dartmouth. She grew up playing basketball in her driveway!
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙚'𝙨 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙚𝙭𝙘𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩: Hope is excited about participating with the RISD community and we're glad she's part of the team!
Merriman Park Panthers, welcome your third player on the Hometown Heroes team, teacher DJ Morgan!
DJ joins Sandy Berreles and Elizabeth Leal to play the Harlem Wizards at Berkner HS tomorrow!
DJ enjoy esports and playing soccer and volleball. He can also skate backwards and spin in circles!
𝘼 𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝘿𝙅 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙚 𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙣𝙚𝙭𝙩 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧: He will be marrying fiancé Kat in 2024!
𝙒𝙝𝙮 𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝘿: The families are super supportive and loving. They definitely drew me into the community immediately.
𝙀𝙭𝙘𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙃𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙃𝙚𝙧𝙤𝙚𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚:
I'm excited to have fun playing a sport I enjoy while also getting the opportunity to support a cause that tries to help and support others.
Come on out and support DJ Morgan and ALL YOUR Hometown Heroes RISD!
Yale Elementary , we have another Hometown Hero 🏀 from your school! Please welcome Lindsay Gable to the team! #GoRoadRunners
Lindsay works as a Resource Para at Yale and is the mom of two beautiful daughters! She also likes to play soccer and bowling.
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝘿: I loved growing up in RISD schools and now I get to be that teacher that the kids remember.
Lindsay is very excited about playing with the rest of the Hometown Heroes tomorrow against the Harlem Wizards so come on out and support this team!
Big Springs Bobcats, this time we have one of your Kindergarten Teachers joining us on the Hometown Heroes! Please welcome Ms. Kaely Heine to the team!
Kaely loves to travel, play soccer and has two dogs named Sushi and Jasper.
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝘿: I love the encouragement and support of RISD.
𝙒𝙝𝙮 𝙨𝙝𝙚'𝙨 𝙚𝙭𝙘𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙢: She's ready to hoop with fellow Big Springs team players "No Chill Bill" Gattus, Laura "Party Vardy" Vardell and Vince "Do it Dawes" on the court tomorrow against the Harlem Wizards!
We are excited to have "Hoopin Heine" on the team so come on out and support her and ALL of your Hometown Heroes tomorrow at Berkner High School! Doors open at 2:30pm and t🏀he game starts at 3:30 pm!
Up next on the RISD Hometown Heroes team is Principal Vince Dawes from Bigs Springs Elementary! #GoBobcats!
Principal Dawes used to be Captain of his Volleyball team in Florida back in the day, but his all time favorite sport is Pickleball.
𝘼 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙢𝙖𝙮 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙝𝙞𝙢: he caters (Jac’s Southern Grill) and Grill’s on side.
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙥𝙖𝙡 𝘿𝙖𝙬𝙚𝙨 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝘿: I am grateful that I get to work in a district that
celebrates a diverse student body and provides quality education to all students. I love working in a district that has strong supportive leadership, that has a clear vision, and fosters a positive culture. RISD truly feels like a family.
𝙒𝙝𝙮 𝙝𝙚'𝙨 𝙚𝙭𝙘𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙢: I am excited to join the RISD Hometown Heroes team to have a great district-wide community event to support the students of RISD. Also, show off my NON-BBALL Skills.
Come on out and support your Hometown Heroes as they take on the Harlem Wizards tomorrow at Bernker High School. Doors open at 2:30 pm; game starts at 3:30 pm.
Next up is Sandy Berreles from Merriman Park Elementary! #GoPanthers! Please welcome her to the Hometown Heroes team.
Sandy is a gorgeous Grandma to six and works as a Materials Clerk at MPE. She loves to hike on weekends at local trails. Sandy's also a Longhorn!
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙎𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙮 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝘿: I love the children and everything we learn from them as well.
𝙒𝙝𝙮 𝙨𝙝𝙚'𝙨 𝙚𝙭𝙘𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙃𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙃𝙚𝙧𝙤𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙢: Its a wonderful and fun event to get together and raise money for a variety of different programs!
Richardson ISD, come out and support Sandy "HIGH TOP" Berreles and the rest of YOUR Hometown Heroes tomorrow as they play the Harlem Wizards at Berkner High School! Doors open at 2:30 pm.
Here we go Dartmouth Elementary RISD, our next Hometown Hero is ESCE Aide Christy Hart and she is excited to represent the Ducks on the court tomorrow as she plays the Harlem Wizards!
As an ESCE Aide, Christy supports students in early childhood special education. In talking to her, we get the sense that she is an amazing person and we are SO excited to have her as part of the team!
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙮 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝘿: They treat you like family.
𝙒𝙝𝙮 𝙨𝙝𝙚'𝙨 𝙚𝙭𝙘𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙢: I get to play basketball and have fun!
𝙁𝙪𝙣 𝙁𝙖𝙘𝙩: She used to play baskeball at West Tallahatchie High!
RISD, don't miss out on the game of the year tomorrow!
Richardson ISD, our next Hometown Hero actually played her very first basketball game as a kid in the very building we will be playing in on Sunday! How about that for a fun fact?! Please welcome RISD Board of Trustee Megan Timme to the team!
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙈𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙣 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝘿: The community for sure. We are in this large metroplex but the RISD community feels like a small town.
𝙒𝙝𝙮 𝙈𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙣 𝙞𝙨 𝙚𝙭𝙘𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙃𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙃𝙚𝙧𝙤𝙚𝙨: What a fun way to support our PTAs! They do amazing work and to have the opportunity to have a little fun and bring in funds that will support our schools...what's not to be excited about! What a fantastic event!
𝘼𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩: My son, Drew Timme, graduate of Pearce HS and soon to be a graduate of Gonzaga University, has been my personal coach on all things trash talk and form! Bring it!
Come out and support Megan "Trash Talkin" Timme and the rest of YOUR Hometown Heroes as they take on the Harlem Wizards on Sunday at Berkner High School!
Richardson High School Eagles, you're up! We're excited to announce that Coach Kendrick Holloway is on the RISD Hometown Heroes team!
"Coach K" is the Athletic Coordinator and Head Coach for the Richardson High School Football team.
𝘼 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙆𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙠 𝙃𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙖𝙮: He had the chance to earn a roster spot for the Cleveland Browns (NFL)!
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝘿: The family atmosphere and academic excellence.
Coach K is ready to take on the Harlem Wizards along with Principal Choat, Coach Miracle, and the rest of the RISD Hometown Wizards this Sunday at Berkner HS, so COME OUT AND SUPPORT THEM Richardson ISD!
The next Hometown Hero to join the team is RISD Board of Trustee Eric Eager! That's right folks, please welcome "AIRBALL" Eager to the team!
𝙎𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙢𝙖𝙮 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙀𝙧𝙞𝙘 is that he has a great sense of humor. His neighbors got to see that one year when Eric posted a daily "Dad Joke" in his yard for one year.
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙀𝙧𝙞𝙘 𝙀𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙧 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝘿: I love our community. We have a small-town feel in a large metroplex. We have generations of RISD graduates (my family being one of them) returning to raise their families in RISD.
Eric loves all sports and enjoys playing golf. He's excited to finally get a chance to demonstrate his dunking skills when the RISD Hometown Heroes take on the Harlem Wizards s this Sunday, April 16 at the Berkner HS gym.
Don't miss your chance for an amazing afternoon of FUN!
Big Springs Elementary Bobcats, we're excited to announce that Laura Vardell, PASS teacher at your school, has joined the RISD Hometown Heroes team!
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙇𝙖𝙪𝙧𝙖 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝘿: I love the way RISD feels like home. From growing up in this district to now working in it, it truly feels like a family. I love the ways in which RISD works towards equity, diversity, and inclusion, and truly believes in the growth of each and every student.
𝙒𝙝𝙮 𝙨𝙝𝙚'𝙨 𝙚𝙭𝙘𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙃𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙃𝙚𝙧𝙤𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙢: I'm excited to make a fool of myself and have a good time! I'm excited to make my students proud. If I bring a smile to at least one person's face -- I know i'm doing something right!
𝘼 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙇𝙖𝙪𝙧𝙖 𝙑𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙢𝙖𝙮 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬: She played basketball from 3rd - 5th grade and once got benched by her dad for not being aggressive enough. BUT, "PARTY VARDY" is totally revved up to take on the Harlem Wizards this Sunday at 3:30 pm! Come out and support her and the rest of your RISD Hometown Heroes at this basketball fundraiser!
Elizabeth Leal, 2nd grade teacher at Merriman Park Elementary joins as our next RISD Hometown Hero!
In her spare time, Elizabeth loves to watch Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Football, Golf, and Tennis!
𝙁𝙪𝙣 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙀𝙡𝙞𝙯𝙖𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙝: She was in a beauty contest!
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙀𝙡𝙞𝙯𝙖𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙝 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝘿: I love the children and their families. I love seeing sweet familiar faces grow up and come back for a visit. I love seeing my students around the neighborhood.
"LEAK PROOF" is ready to take on the Harlem Wizards on the court!
A man of many talents, including doing the splits (yes you read that right!) Chris "CARE BEAR" Choat used to play basketball in junior high and loves that RISD is a close knit family.
Principal Choat looks forward to being on the Hometown Heroes team so the team can show off their 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘻!
Yale Elementary PE teacher Leah Worthington joins the RISD Hometown Heroes! Coach Leah has loved Basketball since she was little. She played the game from grade 3 - 12!
𝘼 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙢𝙖𝙮 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙇𝙚𝙖𝙝: She met Mr. Miyagi in Hawaii! Don't know who Mr. Miyagi is? Google "The Karate Kid" and you'll find out!
We are SO excited to have "WORTHINGTON" on the team and look forward to having her spinning basketballs on the court with the Harlem Wizards!
Grab your tickets ASAP. There are limited reserved seats available for the best courtside viewing!
Dartmouth Elementary RISD PE teacher Mike Munoz is the next player to join our RISD Hometown Heroes team!
Based on his YouTube channel, where he talks about PE and fitness, Coach Mike must make PE a LOT of fun for his students so we can't wait for him to bring his BIG energy to the court!
𝘼 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙢𝙖𝙮 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙈𝙞𝙠𝙚: He's a wedding DJ! 📀
Richardson ISD, come cheer on "THE FLAMING TAKIS" and help him reach his goal to hit 4 threes on the court!
𝘼 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙀𝙧𝙞𝙘: He's a USAV Volleyball 🏐National Champ and he used to bowl competitively with his mom! How cool is that?!
"No Chill Bill" looks forward to showing the world his handles and jump shot in the hopes of getting picked up by an NBA team!
What he loves the most about the people in RISD is how easy it is to unite around the shared goal of giving our students the best education possible!
𝘼 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝘽𝙞𝙡𝙡: He used to play college roller hockey for Texas A&M and he's raised baby ducks almost every spring since he was a kid.