Thank you, Dancers!
Dewey Bartlett III
Senior Completions EngineerCasillas Petroleum
By attending Catholic schools up until college, I realize the value of receiving a Catholic based education and am grateful for the way it shaped my life. That’s the kind of education I support for the students of San Miguel. As a soon-to-be-father, I am excited to dance for San Miguel and one day hope to teach my son these same dance moves!
Executive Director and CEORoute 66 Alliance
I'm excited to be dancing for San Miguel! As a passionate advocate for the arts and arts education, I know the power of education to transform lives. Much of my work over the years has focused on at-risk and underserved communities. The faculty and staff of San Miguel are dedicated to helping our most vulnerable succeed, going on to college and becoming productive citizens. I also serve on the board of Kendall Whittier Main Street, and San Miguel happens to be located on the original alignment of Route 66 in Tulsa, so how could I not participate?
Assistant to Chaplain, Community Outreach DirectorCascia Hall Preparatory School
I was first introduced to San Miguel when Margaret Ellison, then development director at the school, introduced me to Dr. Curt Adams, the founder and principal of San Miguel. The school had just opened in the basement of St. Francis Xavier Church. In the thirteen years since then, San Miguel has grown into its new school building, has graduated 232 students, and continues its mutually enriching relationship with Cascia Hall. Several San Miguel graduates have also graduated from Cascia. And each year Cascia students lead a retreat for the San Miguel eighth grade class. San Miguel also hosts our students as volunteers during our month-long mini-mester. It’s peer ministry at its finest.
Retired TeacherBishop Kelley High School
“Since its inception, I’ve firmly believed that the vision and reality of San Miguel has been guided by the Holy Spirit, using the hands, hearts, minds, creativity, sweat and finances of many, many individuals. It validates what St. John Baptist de La Salle wrote to his community of Brothers, “You can do more with the grace of God than you think.”
As someone who employs over 900 individuals locally, I understand how important an educated workforce is to the Tulsa economy and community. San Miguel is giving children who may have fallen through the cracks an opportunity of a lifetime—to learn, achieve and succeed. San Miguel is a success story that I’m proud to be a part of, because I know it makes a difference in the lives of students and their families—and of our city--now and in the future.
Co-Founder/CEOIntensity Midstream LLC
It was important to my wife and me that our children receive a Catholic Lasallian education at Bishop Kelley. When I was asked to dance for BK’s Lasallian sister school, San Miguel, it was a no-brainer to say yes. I knew that by raising funds for the school, underserved children would be brought up to grade level and above, and become ready for the challenges of high school, college, careers and beyond. So even if I have two left feet, I’m honored and excited about dancing for Spotlight this year.