Just selecting this set of images from 4 photo libraries on my computer takes me back to great days in my teaching life. It was such a great life but after 10 years of waking on this day and moving slowly into the day, I can say it’s all good. For those of you just starting out today, beginning your next chapter, let me welcome you into my club. It’s good, still good after 10 years.
To those of you racing out with that first cup of coffee, excited and nervous to begin again, I’m right with you cheering you on, hoping that you can maintain your passion for kids who need you, all of you. I am hoping that you are respected and appreciated and supported by your colleagues, administrators, parents and communities. I will continue to advocate for real ed reform where teachers are seen as the experts and we can keep public school free from ed for profit!
Have a great day, a great year. I’m with you!