The Three Amigos

Thomas joins Michelle Soltero, left, and Susan Ferguson, both of San Diego, for a memento photo during the early November annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, held this year in Orlando. Photo courtesy Michelle Soltero.


Nov. 19, 2011

Thomas writes: “Michelle is a former NAEYC board member and former president of California AEYC. Susan is a former president of San Diego AEYC and served on several local and state boards.

111119Jenkins“During Ella Jenkins’ workshop, she asked that I join her with my sax. After playing several songs with her, Ella asked if I would play a song of my choice. I played “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in honor of her over six decades of service.

“I did the same during my friend Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld’s workshop.  Spent time with friends like Hedda Sharapan from Family Communications, Kathy Charner from Gryphon House, etc.”