After four months serving as the Director of Special Education I am excited to release my first edition of the Special EDition publication as we begin to close out 2018. These last few months have provided me an opportunity to begin to learn more about the culture, a
chievements, mission, and values of the North Penn community. I have appreciated using this time to develop new relationships and partnerships with stakeholders across the district. One of my goals is to continue the efforts of engaging and sharing with the community all of the amazing work performed by our educational teams across the District in supporting our North Penn students. I also ask for your continued feedback and input by completing a
which will help me gather additional insight to better serve and support students and staff across the District.
This Special EDition highlights new North Penn staff team members in the department, and shares some films and articles worth a read or watch.
I wish all of our North Penn families and staff members an enjoyable, safe, and relaxing holiday break. I encourage all to find their balance between work and family during this time off. I have found myself reflecting a lot on this particular topic recently. We never know when we might find ourselves experiencing hardships and relying upon the goodwill and kindness of others.
It turns out that bringing happiness to other people increases your chances of being happy, while seeking happiness for yourself decreases those chances.
Therefore, it is important that we pay it forward into the new year with positive acts of kindness and compassion to all of those around us. These acts will forge enduring bonds to brighten and enrich our working and personal lives.
Ann Marie Lucas M.Ed.
Director of Special Education