Elizabeth Kolesar, a teacher at Bennett Elementary School, was honored at the Old Newsboy’s Goodfellows Fund of Detroit’s Annual Tribute Breakfast on Wednesday, November 19. The breakfast was held at Cobo Hall in the Riverfront Ballroom recognizing the Detroit Police Department for 100 years of partnership to ensure the Goodfellows mission of “no kiddie without Christmas.”
The Detroit Goodfellows announced Kolesar as the fifth annual Goodfellows “Teacher of the Year” on June 10, 2014. Detroit Goodfellow’s board members surprised Kolesar at a school event with the news, presented her with a $200 gift card to buy classroom supplies, and informed her that she would be acknowledged at the Annual Tribute Breakfast.
Principal Josette Buendia, Ms. Kolesar and eight Bennett students were honored and recognized during the breakfast.