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Helms ES teacher to be featured at FotoFest poetry reading Jan. 31

2013 January 17
by HISD Communications

Photo courtesy Mark Lacy

Guadalupe Mendez (pictured), a fourth-grade dual-language teacher at Helms Elementary School, will be one of only five poets (two from Houston) to be featured at MAGNITUD/E, a bilingual poetry reading held in conjunction with the FotoFest exhibit, Crónicas.

The event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the FotoFest headquarters (1113 Vine St., 77002). Please note that the subject matter (the violence of the Mexican drug war) is intended for mature audiences only, and is not appropriate for young children.

Mendez was also recognized by the Houston Press as one of Houston’s most creative people in 2012.

Other accolades:

Congratulations also go out to J.P. Henderson Elementary School Principal Herlinda Garcia, who was sworn in as the Houston Community College’s new trustee for District III on Jan. 17. Garcia has served as principal of J. P. Henderson Elementary for more than three decades. She previously served on the HCC Board of Trustees from 1989–2003 and as chairman of the board in 1996. 

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