Passionate Real Estate Agent Joins Calallen Education Foundation Board of Directors
Amber Bozeman, KM Premier Real Estate Agent, is the newest member of the Calallen Education Foundation Board of Directors. Originally, from Alice, TX, Amber moved to Calallen in 2017.
Amber and her family live in Calallen, she works in Calallen, and her children go to school in Calallen. She wanted to get more involved with the Calallen community and the Calallen Education Foundation was the perfect fit!
Mrs. Bozeman started her career as a licensed property and casualty insurance professional. After 10 years in personal, residential and then commercial lines of business, Amber decided to expand her knowledge and became a licensed real estate agent. A multi-million dollar producer, she recently expanded KM Premier Real Estate into the Calallen market.
Currently, she has a senior and a junior at Calallen High School and a first grader at Wood River Elementary. She and her husband love to travel and spend time together with their family.
Amber has made an immediate impact on the Calallen Education Foundation and will be a huge asset as the Foundation team raises funds to award grants for innovative programs, projects and initiatives within Calallen ISD.
Active Educator Joins the Calallen Education Foundation Board of Directors
As the Calallen Education Foundation (CEF) finished out the last school year, a goal was set to incorporate insight to the Board of Directors by identifying an educator willing to join the leadership team and provide perspective from the teacher point of view.
We are pleased to welcome Sue Wishard to the CEF Board of Directors! Sue has a BA in Culinary Arts that she achieved at Culinary School in Germany. She has a BA in Education and an MA in Occupational Training and Development.
Before working at Calallen ISD, she taught Culinary Arts for eight years at Mathis High School. She has been with Calallen ISD for 15 years, initially teaching Resource English at Calallen High School and now Adaptive Education.
As the Adaptive Education Instructor, Sue works with students starting at age 14 until they turn 22. While in 9th and 10th grades she provides them Occupational Preparation and in 11th and 12th grades through the age of 22 she coordinates their Job Training. Sue said, “I love my kids. I have them for eight years and we are a family. They are like my own children!”
For the past seven years, in addition to teaching, Ms. Wishard has been the Head Coach of the Special Olympics Team. She has a son, Hunter, who attends Calallen High School.
Mia Taylor, President of the Calallen Education Foundation, stated, “We are so glad to have Sue on the Board of Directors. She has touched many lives in the Calallen community in the past 15 years and her ongoing experience with the students and teaching team, will bring a great viewpoint to the Calallen Education Foundation.”
10 Years of Giving Virtual Celebration
In 2011, the Calallen Education Foundation visited campuses across the Calallen ISD and delivered the very first set of grants to teachers for their innovative and creative ideas to deliver inspiring lessons and learning in the classrooms. Since that time, local businesses and the community have donated nearly $500,000 to support innovative education within Calallen ISD. Those dollars are donated to the Calallen Education Foundation and grants are awarded to teachers that apply for grants to assist them in their daily innovative work with our children.
2021 marks the 10-year anniversary of those original grants being awarded and on Thursday, February 25 the Calallen Education Foundation will be hosting a 10 Years of Giving Virtual Celebration and Fundraising Event on Calallen TV.
The 10 Years of Giving Virtual Celebration will take place in the Calallen TV studio and be live streamed on the Calallen TV You Tube Channel. Viewers can expect musical performances by:
Nathan Carlisle – Calallen Alum and two time Grammy Winner
El Dusty – Calallen Alum and Latin Grammy Nominee
Calallen Steel Band – the only steel band south of San Antonio
Zariel Rivas – Calallen student and All State Choir member.