Tuesday, May 24, 2016


It's difficult to imagine not "connecting" with those whom you admire.  Their smiles, words 
of encouragement or advice can make all
 the difference.  Simply put, our paths cross routinely nearly each and every day, right?
It's a comfortable feeling.  

Yet when that individual's an educator
who has been present in the lives of
countless numbers of learners
for all the right reasons, the
routine will be upended.  
People such as these do not just have jobs.

These extraordinary 
individuals share a craft; 
they fulfill the varied needs
of their customers at every turn.
Quoting John Steinbeck:  "I have come to believe that a great teacher is great artist and that there
 are as few as there are any other great artists.  
It might even be the greatest of the arts 
since the medium is the human heart & spirit."

I wish Steinbeck had gone on to comment  
on how to deal with a void that occurs when special individuals we know 
decide to pursue new adventures.   

So for this moment late in May, I'm so
thankful for their gifts.  I will be grateful 
they chose to share their passion for
questioning and for learning, with kids

You realize that some think 
they'll go out and "change the world."  
Crazy thoughts, huh?

William Magee, Suzanne Jordan,
and Priscilla Salmond 
have done just that.    

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