Tolleson Elementary School District Superintendent Lupita Hightower has been nominated recently to help build a school in Constanza, Dominican Republic. Hightower is one of 50 participants who will be helping lay cinder blocks for the school.
Participants in the Lifetouch Memory Mission include parents, teachers, principals, PTA and NAESP members, school board members, the superintendent and employees of Lifetouch.
According to Lifetouch, volunteers have built an elementary school which now serves hundreds of children who otherwise would not have the chance to receive an education. Volunteers will be putting the second story on the school, which will take eight to nine days.
Hightower feels the biggest benefit of this opportunity is learning from the education and serving the Dominican Republic. During her service, Hightower will communicate with all fifth-grade students in the district. She will appear on Google Hangout. The Lifetouch team will make sure everything works out. Hightower will also do a presentation of her trip when she returns.
“I am excited and very fortunate that I am able to help the community,” says Hightower. Lifetouch says the trip will include visiting with community members, interacting with teachers and students and participating in a day of photography for the students and families in the village, many of whom have not seen a photo of themselves.