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Organized by: Catlin's Friends

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September 04, 2016

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THE STORY:

As many of you know, Central Park East 1 School has undergone an unprecedented period of turmoil during the past year. Among the many disturbing occurrences were official investigations involving all long-term teachers. CPE1 veteran teacher Catlin Preston has been reassigned from normal classroom duties pending an investigation. The process has dragged out over five months thus far, and may take many more. Those of you who know Catlin know his commitment to the children he teaches and his compassion and sincerity as a teacher and person. Many of you wrote testimonies for him when this began, bearing witness to his integrity. This is a devastating situation. Although Catlin is a member of the UFT teacher's union, and can expect some support from their legal department, all the advice suggests that he will need his own legal representation, to ensure that he has maximum opportunity for fair and dedicated defense. We are concerned friends of Catlin, who have been struggling to figure out how to support him and his family. We have taken our own initiative to ask that others with this concern consider making a contribution to a fund to offset his legal costs. Any thing is welcome, no matter how small. Your good will matters more than any sum. We all hope for a timely end to his reassignment, so that he can get back to his classroom and his vocation – helping children to grow and learn.

$8,085

 

81% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

     

  • Jolle Greenleaf

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • I-Hsien Wu

     

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Kerry & Tom

     

  • Courtney Wielgus

    $25

  • Raphael Andreae

     

  • The Rubie's

     

  • Anonymous CPE1 family

    $100

  • Anika Tam

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Pam White and Michael Fisher

     

  • Laura swindler

    $100

  • Kaliris Salas

     

  • Rosario Rivera

    $25

  • Bonnie Massey

    $50

  • Johnson Estep family

     

  • Grosfeld Donn Family

     

  • Peter

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Zoë Spring

     

  • Vithya & Julie

     

  • Sandra Goldmark

    $100

  • Mary Anne

    $25

  • Emily Gasoi

    $25

  • Caroline & Francois Ragot -Delran

    $50

  • Zubieta-Farrin

     

  • Holly and John Schenck

     

  • Jim Preston

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jon Moscow and Pat Sterner

    $50

  • Diana Musa

    $50

  • Betsy Grob

     

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Tesdell family

     

  • Chrissy Word and Mike Childs

    $50

  • Karen and Wayne Collier

    $250

  • Amy Rosenblum

     

  • Grannie Bea and Poppa Hank

    $1,000

  • Amy Gill and Jud Ehrbar

     

  • Edith Gwathmey

    $100

  • Andrea Lieske & Steve Bloom

    $50

  • the Eilers

     

  • Susan and Tom Cahill

    $500

  • Erela and Menny

     

  • Dary and Laurie

    $100

  • Mia Barker and Todd Seidman

    $50

  • Mariana Valverde

    $50

  • Allison Mosher and Lance Cerny

     

  • Deborah Moxham

     

  • Paul Stache & Molly Johnson

    $150

  • Rodrick Dial and Adam Weinstein

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • jon and Candy Wainwright

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Meibell Contreras / Sebastian Delmon

     

  • Sid Massey

     

  • del Rosario-Tapan Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Felice Wagman

    $50

  • maggie wright

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ben / Tom / Kieran's Family

     

  • Cara & Alex Brussovansky

     

  • Aram Rubenstein Gillis

    $25

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Donor Comments

Aram Rubenstein Gillis

Aram Rubenstein Gillis

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Cara & Alex Brussovansky

Cara & Alex Brussovansky

2 years ago

Ben / Tom / Kieran's Family

Ben / Tom / Kieran's Family

You know that teacher you look back at later in life, and say to yourself 'I was really lucky to have been taught by that guy'? Well, Catlin was Ben's teacher for three years, and he is 'that guy'. Courage Catlin. I do hope the politics that have messed with your career so thoroughly end soon, and you are able to return to teaching in an environment that values and supports you. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Wonderful teacher.! Hope to see him back asa teacher in classroom Where he belongs! 2 years ago

maggie wright

maggie wright

DONATION: $250

Catlin, I cannot understand how this could happen. You are truly one of the best teachers I have ever met. Your guidance, your patience, your love for these kids was unyielding. I was honored to teach at the same school as you and you taught me so much. I hope this nightmare comes to an end soon. All our love, Maggie, Greg and Sloan 2 years ago

Felice Wagman

Felice Wagman

DONATION: $50

xo 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

del Rosario-Tapan Family

del Rosario-Tapan Family

The world needs more teachers like Catlin. 2 years ago

Sid Massey

Sid Massey

2 years ago

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