As we head into the holidays, we are sharing the inspiration of two key leaders for Oakland education: Dirk Tillotson and Rachel Willis-Henry. We share this video that honors the 2022 FIA Dirk/Rachel Award Winners and Honorable Mentions. You don’t want to miss this.
Rachel Willis-Henry and Dirk Tillotson were incredible people and education champions who have left us with legacies FIA strives to uphold (check out this recent story about Dirk in The Oaklandside). This summer, we celebrated these giants with an award ceremony, honoring four parent and community superstar leaders at the first annual Dirk Tillotson and Rachel Willis-Henry Awards Ceremony. It was an amazing day of fellowship and community we were so honored to hold. Click here to watch video from the awards.
These leaders inspire all of us to keep pushing on the system. As FIA Parent Leader and award-winner Tunisia Harris said, “I am just going to continue, and I hope to continue to honor (Rachel’s) name, and pull in other parents and youth.”