From the Desk of: Reflection & Renewal

Submitted by Michelle LeBrun-Griffin, Project Coordinator

After a recent SPDG training session, I was validated and re-energized by the members of the school leadership team I was working with. Reciprocally, we left the training ready and eager to use our learning to influence systems change. However, as we returned to our classrooms and offices, each of us quickly found ourselves caught up in the day to day; finding it difficult to apply our new ways of thinking.

During this busy time of year, this scenario sticks out for me. I am reminded that if we stay true to our vision for equity and maintain our focus on the children and families we serve, we will not lose sight of what is most important. This is the perfect time for reflection and renewed commitment to providing every child with a continuum of support reflective of their diverse strengths and needs.

It is my hope that we continue to be inspired by educators in participating SPDG schools who have prioritized their efforts and are collectively making a difference. And, when we feel like we can’t possibly fit one more thing into our day, may we remember: “To the world you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world.”

Wishing you peace during this Holiday season! – mlg

Published: December 9, 2014