Message From Our ED
In reflecting on the past sixteen months, my mind unfailingly returns to a family of thoughts: a greater appreciation for the importance of public schools; the godlike status of teachers (If we don’t get it now, we probably never will); and, how not even a world-wide spread of a new disease can knockout the unconquerable love of mothers/women. As I get closer to the end of my career in school-community engagement, I am absolutely in awe of what mothers and other women do when it comes to survival and overcoming hellish obstacles.
As we attempt to make sense of the past two years and the lessons learned, it is our hope that we remember to think about a framework for fair conditions for learning as we prepare to re-engage in August. All of us associated with student success will need to place students at the center, and to surround them with a caring community that provides the support each student needs to overcome their particular academic and non-academic challenges. This is about community, a feeling of fellowship with others, in good and bad times, perhaps especially bad times.
We salute Guilford County Schools and the many “communities” that have stepped-up on so many levels. We salute our Board of Directors, Advisory Council, supporters, donors, partners, and volunteers that continue to rise to the occasion. Finally, I acknowledge our “A-Team” that labors valiantly in the trenches of students’ lives which too often resemble pandemic-like conditions even before COVID-19.