by Chief Editor, Pleshette Robertson
On December 16 government official, Bobbie Singh-Allen posted the following on Facebook: “Proud to appoint Neketia Henry to Elk Grove Unified School District-EGUSD’s Finance Committee as my appointee. Ms.Henry is an outspoken advocate for students with learning disabilities. Her fearless advocacy brings greater input as an active parent, community member, champion for equity and access, and so much more. I look forward to her continued leadership and willingness to serve on this important committee. #ParentAdvocate”
Mrs. Neketia Henry is the mother of two sons and she has been advocating for children with learning disabilities for the past 8 years. Mrs. Henry stated: “I began advocating for students with learning disabilities in particular because I had experience with my own sons and I saw there was a need, especially within the African American community.” Neketia grew up in Chicago and has lived in Sacramento for the past 25 years graduating from Valley High School in 1997.
THE HUB is extremely proud of Mrs. Henry and all of her accomplishments as she carries many titles with being a mother and wife along with the following: actress, model, MC, and news reporter with KCRA 3. She just recently became a wedding officiant where she now adds to her roster of job titles as she is the MC/Host in the business she co-owns with her husband Gino Henry, The Wedding Factor. On Yelp, Shay N. of Sacramento stated: “We recently had The Wedding Factor DJ for our wedding. They were amazing!!!!!! The music was great and kept our guests on the dance floor. Neketia was an amazing MC she kept the party going. Everyone kept asking us about our DJ and kept telling us how amazing they were. We also loved the lighting they provided for us. The room was absolutely gorgeous. People are still telling us how much they loved our wedding. If you want a great DJ go with the wedding Factor!!!”
Mrs. Henry provided THE HUB with some resources that families can use when advocating for their children – Disability Rights of CA with a great manual called SERR-Special Education Rights & Responsibilities that families can download online at: http://www.disabilityrightsca.org/pubs/publicationsSERREnglish.htm
So now we can also add the title of Parent Advocate next to Mrs. Henry’s name.
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