I’ll close by posting a message of gratitude from my guest blogger, Ron Fay.
As a lifetime educator, I have so many things to be thankful for, none more so than being the principal of Rangeview High School. I have come to realize that Rangeview has always been a special place; not only for staff, but for students, parents and our community. The recurring theme I hear from former staff and alumni who have come back to share their story is that of relationships.
What do we get from fruitful, lasting relationships? We get honesty, challenges, successes, failures. In short, whether in our personal or professional life, from relationships we get opportunities to better ourselves. Relationships, we have come to learn, are key to engagement and engagement is a fundamental necessity to learning.
I believe the greatest gift for any family, community or state is our children. The students who come to Rangeview are wonderful, thoughtful, and caring. They want to learn, grow and develop. For this, and the role you have played in shaping the lives of children, I am most grateful. I am also thankful for the staff of Rangeview. Those responsible for the day-to-day social, emotional, and cognitive development of our students are simply the best.
Being part of education is special, not because of one leader, one student, or one staff member. It is special because of the sum of all, and for that I am THANKFUL!