This is Mrs. Rose, she is one of the thousands of underpaid employees in the Arizona school system. When we arrived in Phoenix, we became aware of how significant the #REDforED movement was for schools and employees facing low wages, lack of funding, and little to no benefits.
Educators like Rose, a teacher’s aid battling breast cancer at Desert Mirage Elementary School with no paid leave or peace of mind, yet she continues to give her whole heart to her job and students. Somehow, that just didn’t seem fair to us. We felt that it was time to give back to Mrs. Rose. She doesn’t know it yet, but her life is about to change forever.