Happy Thanksgiving! It is hard to believe it is November 2013. Another year is almost over and written in the history books, and the world is preparing for the beginning of 2014.
As I look back on 2013, I am reminded of all the things for which I am thankful.
During this year, I had the privilege of being on every campus in BISD and seeing your children. Remembering the faces I saw, I am thankful and encouraged for their future. I also had the opportunity to observe our outstanding staff working hard to provide a quality education for each child. To our children and staff, I want to encourage and challenge you to stay strong in your heroic journey.
Also this year, I am thankful for having had the opportunity to meet and work with so many people. The BISD community is very diverse, but that diversity has not stopped this community from wanting the very best for all. This can be seen in the work of the Birdville Council of PTAs Clothes Connection and Supply Depot, the innovative teaching grants supported by the Birdville Education Foundation, and the tremendous volunteers who give so freely of themselves for the good of all children. BISD is a positive model of what other communities desire to be. I want to thank each of these groups for stepping up with their support.
For the seven elected community volunteers who make up BISD’s board of trustees, I am thankful for your dedication and commitment to the community you serve, but more importantly, for your dedication to the children who enter our doors each and every day. Thank you for your sacrifices and service.
Last, but not least, I am thankful for my family. They are 100 percent supportive of my calling as superintendent of Birdville ISD. Without their support and encouragement, it would be difficult to do all I am called to do.
So, during this Thanksgiving season, I am reminded it is time to slow down and say thank you. As I do, I am reminded, every group and every person I have the opportunity to work with is a blessing that enriches who I am.
As you celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family, I hope you will slow down and say thank you to those who impacted your life in 2013.