November is National Gratitude Month. Research shows that regularly expressing our gratitude leads to greater levels of happiness. It improves our health, builds our resilience, and helps us connect with others in more meaningful ways. I encourage you to reflect on the things you’re grateful for as we wind down in 2021, and here, I will share with you a few of the things I’m most thankful for.
First and foremost, I’m grateful that I get to serve as superintendent of this amazing district. I’m thankful for the opportunity to connect with staff, families, and community partners from all walks of life and that together, we are making a difference in the lives of students. I’m thankful that we are traveling the journey together of investing in our success through the development of our Portrait of a Graduate.
I’m also grateful that the end is in sight to the global pandemic that has impacted our nation so severely the last two years. While it has caused unrest and uncertainty, I’m thankful for the lessons we’ve learned and will be able to apply moving forward. Lessons like how technology can be leveraged to better prepare our 21st-century learners while balancing in-person learning opportunities, which are crucial to a student’s social development and overall well-being.
I am proud to be part of such an engaged community and am inspired by our students. I look forward to continuing our work in 2022, advancing West Clermont’s mission of committing to excellence with every learner, every day, every way.