Monday, May 22, 2017

Take the Lead: Be Proactive

A few troubling comments were shared with me recently.

I was taken back and upset.

I've thought a lot about this and have reached out for professional advice.

I support respectful conversation, discourse and debate. I believe our organizations are stronger when information is transparent, open, and readily shared.  I worry when questions are met with disregard, silence, and negativity. I am similarly alarmed when people are unwilling to discuss or debate sensitive issues related to the good work possible in schools.

I will continue to read and think about this issue as I await the professional consult I seek.

In the end, it's my goal to teach well and do what I can to serve students, family members, colleagues, and community members well. Onward.