Hispanic Appreciation Month

Enriching America

My Story.........

My name is Frank Schneemann and I am the most senior teacher in the Sweetwater District.

In 1974 I was hired as a long term substitute at Southwest Middle. I like to experiment with new teaching ideas related to technology. The District Director of Spec. Ed. observed me teaching and told the Personnel Office NOT to hire me.

The Hispanic teachers and administrators went to the district and insisted that I be hired. People like Maria Medrano, Oscar Mercado, and many others saved my job. I'm not sure why.

In those days there were two dominant gangs at SW Middle, the Imperials and the Sydro's. I was not intimidated by the kids, I felt like I was "hanging" with the kids I grew up with. in the Philadelphia Badlands.I workd with those kids and they became like family.

Open your mind and heart to the Hispanic community and you will find, as I did, that you have joined a new family who will always be there for you when you need them.


Ceasar Foundation Site

  Dudemal & LA Philharmonic
Ceasar Chavez Biography   Dudemal Venesuala High School

Famous Hispanic Americans

  Important Hispanic Artists
Hispanic Contributions to America   Hispanic Americans in Government
10 Important Hispanic Scientists   Hispanic Techology Leaders
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce   Hispanics in US Navy
Watch Video McFarland USA


Your Hispanic Reflection Essay
  • Watch the video, McFarland
  • Do the Hispanic Reflection Essay