“Hello! I hope all is well with you, Leslie, and the kids. I just wanted to stop and thank you and Leslie for all you do to support public education. As you know, the most important tool we have to prepare us for the future is the classroom teacher.

I have ranked the toughest professions:
Number 1: Being a Parent- enough said
Number 2: Classroom Teacher – they build hearts and minds
Number 3: School Principal
Number 4: President of the United States of America – they are just expected to keep world peace.

I am retiring in June with 39 years as an educator. I am proud to say that I would not have chosen any other profession than that of being an educator.

Again, I truly appreciate your efforts to shine a positive outlook and strengthen support for public education.”

Melanie Bishop, Director Personnel, Mesquite ISD

“So thankful and privileged to have been a part of the FOTPS Ambassador program.  Please share my gratitude with your sweet wife (Leslie)!”


Fran Skeete, Brazosport ISD
“The Ambassador Program has been transformative! It has empowered our paraprofessionals, our people who parents interact with the most to own the first impressions they make on behalf of Wylie ISD.  They’ve learned to be advocates for their students and campus teams.  We already see the benefits of this program boosting school pride and dedication to our kids and community!”

Dr. David Vinson, Superintendent  Wylie ISD (ESC10)

Dear Scott and Leslie,

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening of last Wednesday at the FOTPS Gala. Our group had so much fun! That event was the shot in the arm we needed to go forth and do what is right by kids and public schools. As you know well, public schools get much negative press. I so appreciate what you and your organization do to spread the good news of public schools.

Warm regards,

Theresa Treviño
TAMSA, President