Sad News & Silver Linings

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that we need to announce a little sad news, BUT we haven’t lost all hope and plan to continue to building collaborative networks for educators in Yuma and surrounding areas.

Here’s the Sad News…

Unfortunately, due to the health and safety concerns surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult choice to postpone our inaugural Yuma Educators Summit initially planned for June 2020. We are excited to continue developing an opportunity for educators in the Yuma area to network and receive quality professional development in June 2021!

We look forward to the continued participation of our sponsors and keynote speakers. Lisa Yee, LaQuisha Hall, and Alma Sandigo all plan to participate in the 2021 summit. For those of you who submitted session proposals, we are disappointed to miss your presentations and hope you will apply again next year. Educators and community members who have registered for the Yuma Educators Summit 2020 can either get a refund or have their registration rolled over to our 2021 event. Send us an email at if you have questions or want to request your refund.

… and the Silver Linings

In the meantime, we plan to continue spreading educational news, joy, articles, local awesomeness, and more on our social platforms. We also look forward to posting original content written by our Executive Board and guest authors here on our blog. (This is the first time any of us have tried to manage a blog, wish us luck!)

We don’t plan on going on the hunt for guest authors during this crazy time and anticipate really getting things started as we settle into the 2020-2021 school year. We assume you feel just as overwhelmed as us with adjusting to our “new normal,” but, maybe we’re wrong? If we are, please contact us for information about our guest blogger expectations and blog requirements (

We look forward to continuing to build connections within our educator community, and, while saddened by the events of this year, are CRAZY OPTIMISTIC about the future!

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