From: Sarah Abu-Absi
Date: Mon, Jul 18, 2022 at 12:50 PM
Pete—just wanting to add my voice to the call to keep you. I’m sorry you’re going through this and sending you strength and gratitude!
I want to voice my support for keeping Pete Leki as head of the Ecology Program at Waters Elementary. I met Pete almost 20 years ago when I was working for the City of Chicago Dept of Environment and he was one of the inaugural participants in our green school programs. I and my colleagues were so inspired by Pete and the increíble work he was doing with the garden, with students and with the community. He has continually been an inspiration to me and so many others both personally and professionally. The program and whole community would not be the same without him. He lives and breathes the work of nurturing relationships in the human and more than human world, in a way that can’t be equated to a simple job description or budget line item. He and his contributions are invaluable.