Recently, we hosted our yearly celebration to recognize long service and pay tribute to retiring members of our organization. In a business where all of our energy is focused on kids, we do not always find the time to recognize the people who make the running of our business possible...who create and maintain the conditions and facilities within which learning becomes possible. Occasions such as this are one such opportunity to do just that. It is a chance to step back and formally say, THANK YOU! According to Muhammed Ali, "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." We have had some good tenants.
It is often said that any team or organization is only as strong as the sum of its parts. Clearly, we are losing a lot of strength this year. Call it strength, call it corporate wisdom… their contributions will be missed. We are fortunate, however, that other members of our organization have had the opportunity to see them work and, like any apprentice, learn their craft through the example and instruction of others.
Again, thank you, and best wishes wherever your future may lead.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt