We each have a story and some of them are worth sharing. Our schools have stories too, and those stories are always changing. As a school leader, telling your school’s story requires a pause and a reflective stance on what’s been going on, where we’re headed together. How are kids learning, and what makes the learning work?
When writing your own story, it’d be wonderful to project ourselves as the best school, or that all of our investment in hardware and software made us great. And while these books are chock-full of the iPads, the MacBook Air laptops, and the software and network, these tools as a whole only amplify the other great things supporting their utility. We do have areas for growth. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate some special moments over the past year.
They deserve to be seen, heard, and read about. Savor them. It takes sustained energy and effort to keep it all going.
I’m very proud of the school teams that came together, through the extra hours, with the patience it took to collect media, to write stories, and finally, put everything together into a media-rich digital book! The Goochland Schools are extraordinary, and we might even think, distinguished.
Please pause with us and reflect on our journeys of learning together as you review our 2019 applications to become Apple Distinguished Schools for the next three years. A sincere thank you goes to our principals, our tech coaches, our teachers, and our students for making this all possible.
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