I’m thrilled to be celebrating Dave Neubacher, Kathy Eschleman and Andy Gibson this coming weekend at the Red and White Ball. These educators define what it means to give your heart and soul to your profession. They are exemplars and I can say that I’ve had the privilege to have spent time with all three educators over the course of my 23 years in the Sonoma Valley Unified School District. Perhaps you are saying that there is no way that Andy Gibson could have taught with Louann all those years ago… and you’d be correct… I was Andy’s 9th grade science teacher! The Red and White Ball is sold out (this coming Sat. Sept. 6th) – yet again, but you can still purchase dance tickets at I can guarantee you a great time!