My former Chess Online student Kathy De La Torre emailed me recently. Since receiving her Master’s Degree from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2007, she has “been employed full time with the RISD for the past two school years as a 4th grade Reading/L.A. teacher. This year, with the full support of the principal, we have begun a chess club on campus.

We currently meet every other Wednesday, and have had great turn out each and every week with an average of 35 students. We held our first tournament on Wednesday, March 24, the 1st Annual Jess Harben Chess Club Tournament.” Congrats to Kathy for putting what she learned in my online courses to work at her Richardson!