Many have heard the phrase: Life is a journey, not a destination.
I would like to add to this phrase - Life is a journey… it is not the destination that counts so much as who you have along for the ride.
We each have a story, stories of people who were, are and will be a part of our life’s journey.
I grew up wanting to be a teacher, ask my two brothers and sister who sat through many hours of “school” with me as the teacher. I was the kid who was excited beyond belief at the end of the school year to get old manuals from my teacher. My professional path seemed predestined by an early obsession with chalkboards, handouts, and raised hands. I serve today because of the people who were a part of my journey. The relationships that grew over time made a difference. The doors of opportunity opened because of those who focused on my potential and not the barriers.
Schools are full of examples of the importance of relationships. Staff, students, parents, volunteers, and community members who make a difference. It’s the doors we open for our students that make a difference.
As I begin my journey as a part of the Pike Township community, my ...