I hope you have had a good week, a short week, but a good one. The week has been one of remarkable significance. At the start, we celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the message of respect and unity he embodied. At the end we see the peaceful transfer of power with the inauguration of a new President. Both are integral parts of the American experience. Both are so much better than the alternatives. Sometimes the phrase 'our youth are our future leaders' seems rather staid and cold. But, in truth, there are members of the city and county commissions and the school board who were once students in Griffin-Spalding schools who now hold leadership positions in the community. Some of our teachers and principals were once students in Griffin-Spalding schools but now lead classrooms and schools. In truth, successive generations take the place of their predecessors as leaders. Each day we have opportunities to encourage the values of respect, unity and other character values that equip our students to set goals and lead their families and communities in the future. Thank you for the work you do with our students whether you teach or support teachers. It does make a difference.
Have a great weekend!