This became a demonstration of sorts.
The bottom line is Elena was a passionate professional who cared deeply for her students, staff, teachers and the Travis community.
Halloween 2015 The Ropps still lived at their house on Broadway when the girls were in 6th grade.
I told you if I have a girl I would name her after you.
She was an active member and President of the University of Texas at Austin, Phi Delta Kappa.
Vela was one of my Vice-principals and later my second Principal.
I never worked with her directly but had many opportunities to collaborate with her.