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The Power of Service

One thing I’ve learned in my thirty years as an educator is the importance of life-long learning. It’s why my mission is to foster sustained transformation in education. We are always able to improve, learn and grow. As I think about the holidays and opportunities to serve all around us, I can’t help but reflect on the students we have the privilege of serving each day. This month, as we enter the season of giving, our focus is serving where you are. I want you to approach the notion of serving in a fresh, new way. As educators, serving is not something we do when we have it all together – when we obtain a higher level of education or work in a trouble-free environment. Serving is a daily commitment to be fully present, to leverage our own talents to support the development of our students’ gifts. This continuous student-educator partnership gives us a platform to impact the community and world. When we are dedicated to the daily work of nurturing the gifts within our students, we enter a state of serving that never ends. Serving is cyclical. We commit daily to use our gifts to steward the next generation, …