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This fall, Rockwall ISD welcomed a special group of 42 people to the RISD family. Known as  B.E.S.T. (Beginning Educators, Successful Teachers), this group of 20 elementary educators and 22 secondary educators are all new to Rockwall ISD and new to the teaching profession. Thanks to our valued partners at Northstar Builders, the REF popped into a B.E.S.T. professional development session and surprised each person with a check for $200. Educators can use their funds to offset expenses associated with equipping their classrooms. Given the shutdown restriction on events last spring, the REF was unable to hold our annual bowling classic, which is our primary fundraiser each year. As a result, if not for the generosity of our friends at Northstar Builders, funding for this program would not have been available.