School Board Member Anne Sung
c/o Houston Independent School District Board Services
Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center
4400 West 18th Street
Houston, TX 77092-8501
Dear School Board Member Sung,
My name is Matt Winick, an Asian American from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history and social justice. In these subjects, I like to learn the need for Civil Rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, improve social justice to make communities safe, and many others. School Board Member Sung, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as Houston Independent School District School Board Member of District 7th to be very inspiring to me.
In your current role as Houston Independent School District School Board Member of District 7th since 2016, I’m very proud on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, supporting the need to reduce bullying, and expressing the need to make Civil Rights stronger to help protect minorities, women, and people with disabilities from being discriminated in schools. Also On education reform, I liked on how you support funding special education to help students with disabilities get the educational resources they need, work with other school board members to support more after school programs to provide students with help on their assignments from tutors, and push for educational software to classrooms to help students improve on comprehension. Another thing that I like about your work as Houston Independent School District School Board Member of District 7 is how you work with other public schools to improve ESL classes to help foreign students or people who have trouble with speaking English to learn English, implement more diversity classes to help teach students about how diversity is important to society, push for more foreign language translators to help hired in schools to help translate English to different languages to help assist non-speaking English students, and support for more educational awareness programs to help teach students about the need to reduce bullying, gun violence, and drug abuse. Besides your work in the board of education, I especially like on how you are active in the Asian American community by advocating for Asian Americans with disabilities’ rights, working hard to help Asians including Asian Americans that are non English speakers to get help to improve their learning English. and teaming up with different Asian American organizations to help promote educational programs to help teach people about Asian culture.
School Board Member Sung, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Special education in elementary school through high school helped benefit me to get some education where it included accommodations like extra time on exams, have a T.A. or tutor work with me on learning subjects, use educational software to help me work on improving my comprehension with literacy. Your support for Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Even though I completed my education back in 2009 and finished taking some classes at my community college, special education helped made a great impact on me. Also being an Asian American with a disability is difficult for me because some Asian including some Asian Americans tease me including get judgmental about me being different or having a disability and believing that I don’t meet their standards. Your role as an Asian American, your support for Asian Americans with disabilities’ rights, and help the Asian American community helps give me motivation to continue to be confident about being an Asian American with a disability when I struggle to fit in. Your role as Houston Independent School District School Board Member of District 7th helps give me motivation to continue to learn history with social justice. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, have diversity to help recognize different backgrounds or culture, and many others.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference as Houston Independent School District School Board Member of District 7th. I’m very proud of how you are working hard to improve education reform like supporting Civil Rights, improving special education, finding ways to help improve learning with educational software, and many others. Also I truly appreciate on how you are a strong advocate for Asian American rights including Asian Americans with disabilities’ rights. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability and to continue to learn history with social justice. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to improve society including education reform, and inspiring me. I wish you the best to continue to advocate for common sense ideas.