Sunday, November 22, 2009


Ms. Meloff Class in a After School Reading Event
Boyd Elementary School

Ms. Malouff invited me to come and see her students read and play out a story to their parents and relatives. I had been to Ms, Malouff's class before, so this was a great opportunity to share some more time with all the kids. The highlight of the night was when one of the students asked me if she could introduced me to her parents. " Mom, Dad, this is my friend Zoila Gomez. She is the one that gave me the new T-Shirt." Her parents thanked me for the ITA t-shirt and told me they were very happy to meet me as their daughter had been sharing stories about me at home.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Culture day with 3rd Graders
Boyd Elementary School

I was invited by Ms. Laura Malouff to come to her 3rd grade class and share some of my memories from when I lived in Mexico. Not much has changed in my family and hometown since I left Mexico (12 years ago), so I was able to show the kids the family pictures I took from my last trip to Mexico (October 2008). This was an opportunity to show the other side of the picture. A little bit of what is around my life as a person an not as the famous runner they see in me when I come to visit :) Also, this was not only a great bonding experience, but a learning one. THANK YOU so much to Ms. Malouff for allowing me into her class and to all the kids for trusting me and being my friends.