Retired Teachers Donate Supplies to Two Local Schools

St. Bernard Retired Teachers donate school supplies to W. Smith Elementary School. Shown are (left to right) Paul Grethel, SBRTA President; Michaele Lux, Secretary; Stephanie Gelvin, Teacher; Andrea Casarerino, Teacher; Cara Clasen, Teacher, and Principal, Dedra Bailey.

The St. Bernard Retired Teachers Association delivered school supplies to two elementary schools in St. Bernard Parish. Over $1,200 in school supplies was collected throughout the year with retired school teachers and support persons at their quarterly meetings. The supplies included everything from crayons and scissors to notebooks, paper, and books. The organization divided the materials collected into two and brought half to W. Smith Elementary School and the other half to Chalmette Elementary in mid-January.

“We do this to help give back to the schools which we all have dedicated our lives to and which we love so much,” stated SBRTA Secretary, Michaele Lux. She added that if any teachers have any special requests for volunteers or other help to let the organization know.

Anyone interested in joining SBRTA can do so by visiting for a membership application. Besides teachers, administrators and support personnel, anyone who is a “friend of education” can join.

St. Bernard Retired Teachers donate school supplies to Chalmette Elementary School.  Shown are (left to right) Michaele Lux, SBRTA Secretary; Tyler Monet, student; Paul Grethel, SBRTA President; Ryland Speaks, student; and Principal Lona Winslow.