Pat, personally
Monday, August 31, 2015

Recently, while looking for personal inspiration, I came across this quote “I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that, then I realized I am somebody.” It is not attributed to anyone that I could find, but it gave me that lift I needed at that particular moment.

As a school district, we have over 39,000 “somebodies” that work with or for our students every day. At a recent kickoff event, I challenged thousands of our administrators and teachers to “Pledge to make a difference.” The Pledge is of course our Pledge of...

Sunday, August 23, 2015
First Day of School

As a child I could never sleep the night before the first day of school. I was too excited to see my friends (most of them I had seen that weekend) and to see what my teacher or teachers were...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Congratulations, Class of 2015!

Graduation season is always my favorite part of the school year. It’s when we get to celebrate 13 years of accomplishments and when our young students make the official transition to young...