SOH Stories: Spencer Jastrow

It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s Maisy the Mustang, school mascot at Midvale Elementary! (Actually it’s Spencer Jastrow, Tutor Coordinator at Midvale, who got to be Maisy for the last day of school graduation parade and high-five all of the second graders in school.) I’m very sad to report that we don’t have any photographic evidence of this event, but Spencer sounds pretty convincing … Continue reading SOH Stories: Spencer Jastrow


I’m just going to say it: Wearing a mask is not fun. It’s certainly less fun than not wearing a mask. Wearing a mask all day at work makes my face sweaty and itchy and it makes me feel excessively dehydrated at all times. When I wear glasses, I have to rely on my senses other than sight for the entire day because the mask … Continue reading Allyship

SOH Stories: Autumn Walker

In my opinion, one of the best parts of being on the Schools of Hope team is working with so many different people in a variety of different life stages. Although most AmeriCorps Members are on the younger side, the people who end up serving with SOH are of all different ages, come from all over the place, and bring many different life experiences along … Continue reading SOH Stories: Autumn Walker