Senior Spotlight: Giselle Padilla-Esquivel

Giselle and her twin sister, Ailyn, grew up at The Potter’s House (TPH). Living in the Roosevelt Park Community, their family was already familiar with the school and felt that it would be a good fit for the twins. The newly enrolled preschoolers did not speak English, but TPH provided time and resources for them […]

Children of God: Maggie and Pasi’s Story

Twin sister and brother Magnifique and Pasifique are preparing to graduate from The Potter’s House (TPH) in May. Born in Tanzania, their family fled to the United States in 2007 to escape a civil war. Their story at The Potter’s House actually begins with their oldest brother Frodisi, who enrolled at TPH in 8th grade […]

The Mathematician: Nicole’s Story

I began school at The Potter’s House (TPH) in preschool. In first grade, Miss VK (VanderKolk) was my teacher. It was in first grade that my love for math began. I was excited to learn more complex mathematics in second and third grades with Mrs. Ritter. She is like a loving grandma to me. She […]

Learning to Hope: Kris’s Story

I was born in Brazil in a huge and densely packed city called Fortaleza. It’s a really poor area, and very, very violent. It has one of the highest murder rates in the world. One of my childhood best friends was killed because he was dating the ex-girlfriend of a drug dealer. It happened near […]