Homer Brink students will hear a message about empowerment thanks to a donation from a former school aide, Terri Pierce, and her family.
Terry , who passed away in October 2020, worked as an aide at Homer Brink from 1998 until her retirement in 2013, and then as a substitute until 2016. Terry was loved by all who worked with her and who called her a friend, and she cared deeply for everyone at HB, especially the school’s students.
In November, Terry's husband Jeff Pierce reached out to fifth grade teacher Cathie DeLuca with an offer. Terry’s family wished to donate 24 copies of the book, “My Super Me, Finding the Courage for Tough Stuff,” by Todd Herman and Eevi Jones, to Homer Brink students. Terry and Jeff connected with the authors personally during Terry’s courageous battle with cancer and they wanted the students to be inspired by the book’s message, which is especially relevant now, during the pandemic.
“She genuinely loved all of the children that she ever worked with at Homer Brink and made every day better just by her smile,” Mrs. DeLuca said of Terry. “She truly believed in all of the people she cared about.”
The plan is for the book to be distributed to teachers, the library and the school’s guidance counselor so that it can be used as teaching tool.Homer Brink is thankful for the generosity shown to our HB Spartans by this special Spartan and her family.