An Invitation to Honor a Dedicated Teacher & Support ESOL Education
~Shining light on the gifts of the late Cathy (Moon) Waddington~
~7 billion people in the world
~0.4 billion native English speakers
~1.5 billion non-native English speakers
…some of the lucky ones
were students of Cathy Waddington,
teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
Cathy was a beloved mother of three, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and a dedicated & award winning teacher to adults learning English. News of her passing inspired the title of my painting, “Many Moons” (blog post: The Bright Light of Many Moons) and your many touching responses to that inspired me to make this pledge:
Throughout 2013 a portion of the proceeds from sales of limited edition prints of “Many Moons“ will go to the
“Cathy Waddington Memorial Fund – ESOL Program, North Suburban YMCA”.
I will donate 100% of proceeds from purchases made Jan. 29-31, 2013
& 30% of proceeds during the rest of 2013!
Print prices range from $40 to $520.
For how to order a print click ManyMoonsPrintOrderInfo (or keep reading below), but first learn more about this dedicated, inspirational teacher who passed away all too soon in December 2012. Get a glimpse of Cathy and how she lived her life here:
***Catherine Elisabeth (Moon) Waddington, 1963-2012***
and learn about her award winning teaching at the International Learning Center – Woburn ESOL Program here:
***EOSL instructor wins Outstanding Teacher Award***
These articles, like the painting Many Moons, offer just a glimpse into Cathy’s vibrant energy and love. Read them and I hope you’ll feel as honored as I do to have known Cathy and/or now know of her meaningful work.
I invite you to purchase art for yourself or as a gift, and in doing so know you are honoring the memory of a special teacher and supporting a worthy program that really does help people help themselves in some of the most basic, yet vital,ways.
Quoting from Cathy’s acceptance speech upon receiving the 2010 Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award:
“I just want to end with a phrase I teach my students:
Print choices and ordering details are here: ManyMoonsPrintOrderInfo and given with a few tips & more images below:
View larger images at my on-line gallery: Many Moons and Many Moons with Collaged Black Border . Look at the high resolution of detail in this close-up image of a gallery wrapped canvas print. Yes it very closely resembles the original painting!
Print types, sizes and prices are:
The gallery wrapped canvas with white wrap edges has the image printed only on the face of the canvas and the 1.5″ thick wrap edges are white.
The collaged black border wraps around the 1.5″ thick edge of a gallery wrapped canvas print like this:
Tips: If you want a print that most closely resembles the original painting and comes ready to hang (no glass or frame required), choose a gallery wrapped canvas print. Prefer the look of a traditional flat paper print and already have a frame, or prefer matting and framing yourself? Then you should consider a small print on luster paper or a larger print on fine art paper. The smallest (and lowest priced) print (on luster paper) will fit into an off-the-shelf 8×10 or larger frame commonly available in retail stores.
Note: Standard delivery usually takes ~3 weeks or less once full payment is received. Prices include shipping in USA. Payment must be received in full prior to shipping.
The Cathy Waddington Memorial Fund for the International Learning Center
℅ Jodi Crowley, Member Relations Director
YMCA of Greater Boston – North Suburban Branch
137 Lexington Street
Woburn, MA 01801
Contact Jodi with any questions regarding direct donations: tel. 781-305-2908; firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading this far! I’ll wrap up with this article about Cathy and the ESOL Program (just in case you missed clicking & reading it earlier):