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After 43 years in my chosen profession, I remain excited, alive, and learning! From an active Twitter Account to blogging, from teaching Constitutional Law to Pre-AP English, from a national winner...
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Character: And the 30-foot Statue of MLK

  • Today we celebrate a man of character, compassion and conviction. We as leaders, teachers, and thinkers know that the quality of these ideals should guide our decision-making into the future to build the capacity of our school communities.
  • These are his words and our challenges:
  • 1. "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
  • Change is hard and students, teachers, and parents need to know we do not expect perfection but we do expect performance!
  • 2. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
  • We must model this in our daily speech and acts of kindness.
  • 3. "Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude."
  • How can we expect perfection when we are failing ourselves as leaders; but, try every day, everyway to be better!
  • 4. "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."
  • Good advice in every act of kindness in our schools.
  • 5. "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"
  • If not me, then who; is not now, then when?
  • 6. "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."
  • Even if your voice trembles, speak out against wrongs in your daily work!
  • 7. "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend."
  • Make no enemies in educating others! Strive to coach in love as everyone needs the best of you to succeed.