Another year complete. I remember following my very first year of teaching saying to my mentor how fast the year had felt and she told me that they only seem to go faster. I replied then I'm going to get old really quick! That has proved to be absolutely true.
As I walk the building, Displays are down, furniture is stacked, paperwork is signed, there is an overflowing shredding box and teachers and kids summers have begun. I stand by my post from the beginning of the year. School is done for 14-15 and Eagle Ridge is merely a building until August 19 when teachers and students fill it again with the beauty of learning and instruction. What makes a school a school is the people that fill it! Parents and teacher pouring into our kids. The relationships forged, the challenges faced, the achievements celebrated establish a reason to belong. I saw that George Couros posted a piece regarding innovation and the need for love and
relationship. It is absolutely true! Great learning, innovation, etc. will never occur in a place where people don't feel they belong. That is a mark of a great school, place where students, parents, staff and community feel they belong and the are a part of the great things happening! That is the work we have been immersed in at Eagle Ridge the last three years and work that will continue!
I wish everyone a wonderful summer and that we return refreshed and ready to jump into the greatest and most important work there is! Impacting and growing kids!