Welcome Aboard!!! Our journey is about to begin!
The Hero Teacher Project is Jason Gilmore’s art project to create 51 painted portraits of 1 Hero Teacher from each state including DC. As every artist knows drawing from life is the best way to capture a person’s true story. So, my wife, Lindsay and I decided to take our 3 kids, Elan, Arion, and Seren on a trip across this great nation to meet these outstanding educators. Now, after nearly 3 years of preparation we are taking our first journey to meet a teacher in front of an audience!
On July 25th 2022 we will travel to Vermont to meet Susan Rosato the 2021 VT Teacher of the Year! Read more about Susan and watch a clip from an interview I did with her back in February 2022 in the 2nd article in this issue of the HTP Newsletter.
This is the beginning!
We will be raising the funds on Kickstarter.com. In August 2022 we’ll raise the 1st $25,000 on the launch of the campaign. There will be 30 days to raise the 1st $25,000. If we come up short we don’t get any of the funds so, we’ll have to be vigilant. BUT I know we can do it! This $25,000 will help us visit teachers on the Eastern Seaboard.
We’ll keep visiting states near CT until we raise the $100,000 we need to get on the road to GO and meet all the teachers in the US in person. Of course you, the HTP supporter will be along for the ride.
I know we can meet all of our goals because I know you love teachers!
You know the value of teachers being with our kids in the classroom.
I bet that somewhere in your life, like mine there was a teacher that had a great impact on your development as a human being. Everyone has a favorite teacher. They’re that teacher that made you feel welcome, wanted to hear what you had to say, and was there for you. That’s what teachers do and we’ll be celebrating them for it all throughout the HTP journey.
You may be asking what can I do now to help HTP get off the ground?
The Answer: Spread the word.
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Help me build the HTP community and answer our 1st Exit Ticket.
I’m so excited to have you on our journey with us!
Let’s get on the road, Make Art, and celebrate the American Public School Teacher!