Want to be a Rock Star educator AND a Rock Star human being? On February 10th & 11th CUE is holding a very special Rock Star Benefit Camp for educator victims of the NorCal fires. 100% of all proceeds are going to displaced educators in the Northern California area decimated by the recent NorCal fires.

After the last flame was extinguished, the NorCal fires were the worst in the history of California, the deadliest in the United States since the early 1900s, destroying more than 8,500 structures and resulting in 10 billion dollars of damage.

The educational community suffered massive losses as well.  Dozens of districts, hundreds of schools, and more than 250,000 students were impacted by the fires. Many students and staff lost their homes, some schools burned down while others were damaged by smoke.

The amount of love and care pouring into the affected areas was a bright burning light of hope in a year that needed it. People still care about people, and sometimes we need to be reminded of that. I think Mr. Fred Rogers quote holds true:

“My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.”

The Redwood Credit Union [RCU] along with The Press Democrat and Senator Mike McGuire created the North Bay Fire Relief Fund to support the immediate needs of those affected by the NorCal fires. 100% of donations support those affected as RCU is paying all administrative costs for any donation.

To date the North Bay Fire Relief Fund has collected:

  • $15,848,763 to support those who lost homes or are experiencing hardships
  • $2,650,000 to support urgent food, housing, and family needs
  • $1,000,000 to support small businesses
  • $692,541 to support fire survivor health and well-being
  • $20,191,304 total amount committed & distributed

CUE wants to come alongside the North Bay Fire Relief Fund and be a helper to our educational family. The CUE Rock Star Teacher Benefit Camp is two amazing days of learning from CUE Rock Star faculty leaders. Like all Rock Star Camps, you will attend hands-on learning sessions, shred sessions, and have networking opportunities. 100% of the $179 registration fee will go to affected educators.

Rock star facultyThe faculty list for the CUE Rock Star Teacher Benefit Camp reads as a who’s who of educational innovators. Lindsey Blass, Jon Corippo, Tom Covington, Michael Niehoff, and Cate Tolnai just to name a few of the amazing faculty members leading sessions.

The CUE Rock Star Teacher Benefit Camp will be on February 10th & 11th at the campus of New Tech High School in Napa, CA

To read more about the North Bay Fire Relief Fund, visit https://www.redwoodcu.org/fire-relief

To register for the CUE Rock Star Teacher Benefit Camp, visit http://www.cue.org/rockstar/benefit

If you want to help out but cannot attend, contact Jason Seliskar to donate gift cards

Joe ClarkJoseph Clark is a Vice Principal in the Sacramento area. He has worked in a charter school, locked youth prison facility, comprehensive high school and in the middle school setting. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Westlake Charter School in Sacramento. He has a passion for helping other administrators make changes through systems implementation and technology integration. He trains on data analysis, social media and PLNs at the school, district, and conference level. You can follow him on Twitter or visit


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