Dynamic Dinner VIP Waiter Introductions

First, thank you so much for volunteering to be a VIP Waiter for the Dynamic Dinner. 

The MC for the event will be making a spectacular introduction for each of you. One by one, you'll be called out as the MC reads your BIO sheet. We've created this page to facilitate you getting your preferred introductory text to us. Easy peasy! 

How would you like to be introduced at the Dynamic Dinner?

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commented 2016-11-03 14:47:09 -0700
Austin Bruckner is a former CVUSD graduate and is currently pursuing his bachelors degree from Cal State East Bay. He works for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and is on the Board of Directors of Castro Valley Pride. This is his fourth time serving as a waiter at the Dynamic Dinner.
commented 2016-11-03 14:43:55 -0700
Lavender Whitaker is a candidate for the Castro Valley Unified School District Board of Education. She is endorsed by the Castro Valley Teachers Association and by the Alameda County Democratic Party. She is the proud mother of a 14 year old daughter who attends CVHS, where her late husband taught as the Student Activities Director.
commented 2016-11-01 07:21:38 -0700
Billy Bradford is one of the founders of Castro Valley Pride, and is a loud and proud voice for LGBT civil rights in our area. He was recently recognized by the Castro Valley Education Foundation with the Friends of Education Award, State Senator Bob Wieckowski honored Billy for his community service work, and last week the Metropolitan Transportation Commission gave Billy their Excellence in Motion/Miriam L. Gholikely Public Service Award for his Bad Business Model Bikes project. Billy says “we’re all in this together and nobody wins unless everybody wins.”
commented 2015-11-13 13:43:12 -0800
Yo Daddy-O! Geoff Luce and Greg Ko are from Vannoy Elementary. They usually spend their time stacking pins in the bowling alley, but gladly escaped to come support the CV Ed foundation
commented 2015-11-12 14:23:16 -0800
Cruising in from up on the East Side is the Head of the notorious Independent gang of Soaring Eagles is Big Daddy Jim Kentris!
commented 2015-11-11 09:24:44 -0800
Dot Theodore is a parent of a Creekside Wildcat and a Castro Valley Elementary Bear. Dot is also your trustee on the CVUSD Governing Board.

Dot loves to get involved is committed to strengthening community through involvement and understanding and encourages students and parents to do the same.

Thank you to everyone here tonight for giving locally which allows CVEF to do the great things it does for our students, teachers, and community.
commented 2015-11-11 08:52:35 -0800
Billy Bradford, founder of Castro Valley Pride and writer of passionate yet firm letters to the Forum. Billy looks forward to the day when LGBTQ kids are no longer told they are broken and hopeless, and are instead celebrated just the way they are!
commented 2015-11-08 18:20:12 -0800
“Billy Bradford is one of the co-founders of Castro Valley Pride, and an outspoken LGBT civil rights activist. Billy looks forward to the day when gay youth are no longer told there is something wrong with them and are instead simply embraced and loved for who they are, the way they are.
commented 2014-11-14 10:37:13 -0800
Stanton parent & former Castro Valley High School teacher – Gary Howard promised to take me bowling if I signed up to be a waiter
commented 2014-11-14 09:49:56 -0800
Jared Cavaness – Spanish Teacher for 7 years at CVHS.

His 200 students call him “Profe Cav”

He is both a certified scuba diver and skydiver but finds language acquisition much more exhilarating than both of those activities.

He has diverse musical tastes and knows most all of the lyrics to the songs of George Jones, Tupac, and Mana, a Mexican Band.

He is always singing while in the car, cleaning the house or making copies at school.

Jared has been married 10 years and has 3 children. He and his wife still want a couple of more kids.

Mr. Cavaness takes pride in that he is productive at work,

and reproductive at home.
commented 2014-11-12 10:13:10 -0800
Bringing her classroom slapstick along with some cocktails from “modern times,” she’s here tonight to get you zazzled! She’s one hotsy-totsy of a “tramp”, please welcome Activities Director Effie Hsu!
commented 2014-11-12 10:02:51 -0800
Wooing the hearts and minds of Canyon students for 15 years, this doll is here tonight to get a wiggle out of you! Strolling out of her classroom and into this speakeasy, here’s the cat’s meow, Activities Director Kate Shen.
commented 2014-11-12 05:42:51 -0800
Even Mobsters take pride in education. This local mobster, Steino, makes it a priority to take time out of his “eh, eh” business to support his local schools.
commented 2014-11-11 09:39:16 -0800
They can sing. They can dance. They can juggle, play the piano, and bench press 500 pounds.

Well, at least 2 of those things are true.

Ladies and gentlemen, Ali Leonardo is a Castro Valley native and a brand new 1st grade teacher at Proctor Elementary School. Alex McMurray came to Castro Valley in the fall of 2001 as a 5th grade teacher at Proctor. He is now in his 2nd year as a 1st grade teacher.

Put your hands together and welcome two of Proctor Elementary’s finest teachers who are thrilled to be here tonight as part of the Ed Foundation’s Dynamic Dinner: Ali Leonardo and Alex McMurray!
commented 2014-11-11 08:31:48 -0800
“Billy Bradford is one of the co-founders of Castro Valley Pride, and an outspoken LGBT civil rights activist who works closely with the national groups GetEQUAL and Marriage Equality USA to promote full federal equality. He is also part of the Legendary Gay Taliban, forcing unsuspecting citizens to treat gay people as though they were just like everyone else. Billy is an involved Castro Valley community member and single father of one amazing son (Desmond) who attends Santa Barbara City College. Billy looks forward to the day when gay youth are no longer told there is something wrong with them and are instead simply embraced and loved for who they are.”
commented 2014-10-20 14:24:02 -0700
Billy Bradford is one of the founders of Castro Valley Pride and is an outspoken LGBT civil rights activist with national groups Marriage Equality USA and GetEqual. He likes being involved and helping the community, so you can often find him at the Performing Arts Center, at local schools and youth athletic league events, and he is the home game announcer for Chabot Baseball. He also likes to write letters to the Forum to keep the conversations going.


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