October SEL Guiding Principles Superstar

staff members smiling

This month’s SEL Guiding Principles Superstar is Martin Weiss Elementary Custodian, Mr. Raul Chairez, also known as “Mr. C.” He recently went out of his way to help a Dallas ISD Site Coordinator, Keli London, when her Professional Development cart toppled over outside. The saddest part of that incident was that her ice-cold Coca-Cola spilled all over the sidewalk.

Instead of laughing hysterically, Mr. C came over to assist, helped reorganize the materials and escorted her inside the building. He then brought her a cold soda from his own stash. She appreciates how welcoming and caring Mr. C was and, the extra measure of assistance given. It goes to show that sometimes going out of our way can be the start of a new friendship.