The Be Kind People Project is guided by a Board of Directors with diverse professional skills who each had a special teacher who helped mold them into responsible community citizens.
Retired corporate senior marketing executive – PetSmart
Former high school and middle school Spanish teacher
Her favorite teacher was her band director, Mr. Luty:
“He helped me develop disciplined planning and preparation skills that have helped me stay calm under pressure and confident to creatively express myself.”
National Sales Solutions Executive – Sprint
Her favorite teacher was her high school English and Journalism teacher, Mrs. Raymond:
“She believed in me, challenged me, and taught me how important it is to always strive for excellence.”
Former Co-CEO – Aeropostale; CEO/President–Victoria’s Secret Direct; Land’s End
Her favorite teacher was her college merchandising professor, Mrs.Trebilcock:
“She inspired me to pursue a retail career, warmly supported my decisions, and assured me I would find success.”
Partner/ Corporate, non-profit and governmental specialist – GCJPR
Her favorite teacher was her high school history and government teacher, Ms. Eller:
“She encouraged me to get involved and try new things, and she inspired my lifelong passion for politics”
Retired Senior Vice President – Operations – PetSmart; Toys “R” Us, Harmon Auto Glass
Her favorite teacher was her first grade teacher, Ms. Martin:
“I remember her as kind, caring, young and enthusiastic; someone you wanted to be with every day. One of my fondest memories is when she visited my home to adopt a puppy from our beagle Spot’s most recent litter. How wonderful to have someone I admired bring something I loved into her home!”
Attorney – Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
His favorite teacher was his 4th grade teacher, Miss Tucker:
“She was extremely kind to all her students, encouraged us to be equally kind to the special needs students in our class, and handled a room full of fourth graders with unflappable grace.”
Co-Founder and Managing Member of Iconic Brand Collection
His favorite teacher was Judy Brandon from Sylvania, Ohio.
In the first grade, he remembered she instructed and helped her kids write a letter about being good to your family, your community, country and to yourself.