A Huge Congratulations to Anna Geleske!

Last month, the owner of The Salon Professional Academy – Dallas was honored at the 41st annual state conference of the National Association of Social Workers in Texas as the Public Citizen of the Year.
This is a huge award that is given to one Texas citizen each year who has contributed to the community with accomplishments that exemplify the mission of the NASW as well as made a significant contributions to the at-risk vulnerable populations, both in quality of life, and in social issues.

TSPA Dallas Anna Geleske wins award

“We are not only teaching students a vocation, but we are teaching life skills as well.”

Anna has risen to the standards of this prestigious award over the years with her work in the community and by devoting her life to not only her school but to her students as well. Anyone who has stepped into TSPA Dallas’ beautiful facility has witnessed this, you can nearly feel it in the air as Anna dedicates her time to each of her students and helps them to prepare for the careers and lives that await them after their graduation from TSPA Dallas.

“We believe in taking care of others and helping them achieve things

that will take them into a positive future.”

What you may not know is that the dedication Anna has shown to her students extends beyond the classroom. Ever since the school’s opening in 2004 Anna’s focus has been on helping her students succeed. In that first class Anna and her husband helped a student who couldn’t afford the courses complete her schooling and start her new life, she now owns her salon and has two beautiful children. Something that wouldn’t have been possible without Anna. Since then, she has helped countless students to overcome personal struggles and complete school to change their lives. More than just being a cheerleader, Anna has helped students find housing, as well as working with them to secure basic necessities such as clothing, shoes, and food.

“Winning this award has given me the opportunity to expand my network

of services and help even more students {} better.”

It’s the selfless giving and love, that Anna exhibits has given TSPA Dallas a culture of integrity and love that makes us what we are.

Her commitment to her school, to her community, and to her students has shown for years, and we are proud to see her works recognized.

From everyone here at TSPA Dallas: Congrats Anna! We love you!

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