Superintendent - Stories of Us

Stories of us - January 21, 2022
01/21/2022
Partnership Educators, When Fred's car skidded off the road and crashed in Western Pennsylvania and entire industry held its breath. When he died of his injuries, engineers all over the world were struck silent. Fred's dreams were what futures are made of. Fred was the one who envisioned things during his life that we now take for granted.
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Stories of Us - January 14, 2022
01/14/2022
Partnership Educators, What a fantastic first week back. It was great seeing many of you this week at the schools and connecting with you about your time off. Loved spending time with many of you on Monday as well. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to catch up because you all make a difference in my life. I truly appreciate knowing you.
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Stories of Us - December 17, 2021
12/17/2021
Partnership Educators, Father Moore had a crisis on his hands. It was hours away from his Christmas service and already something was wrong. You see hungry church mice had nibbled the organ's bellows and so the organ made no sound. A repair was out of the question.
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Stories of Us - December 10, 2021
12/10/2021
Partnership Educators, Whether we are aware of them or not, we all have habits. Some habits act as building blocks for a healthy activity, like me choosing to read during some of my free time without really thinking about it. And some habits may reinforce unwanted consequences, like my propensity to turn on the TV news when I get up in the morning without really thinking about it. A habit is a routine behavior.
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Stories of Us - December 3, 2021
12/03/2021
Partnership Educator, It was a cool April morning when the seventeen-year-old boy ran in the school bus and was horrified about what just occurred. With his head in his hands not knowing what to do or where to go, he began to look for an escape. His eyes were beginning to well up with tears and it wouldn’t be long until
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Stories of Us - November 19, 2021
11/19/2021
Partnership Educators, March 4, 1865, began as a rainy and windy morning. As the speaker stepped up to the podium to deliver his address to the crowd, the sun fortuitously emerged from the clouds. The 30,000 attending the event knew that the Civil War was coming to a close. They expected to hear a speech of vindication, of triumph, a celebratory oration that would demonize the South. Instead, they
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Stories of Us - November 10, 2021
11/10/2021
Partnership Educators, In addition to the obvious hardships and horrors, war can be a lonely business. On a dark night in the Pacific in 1945, the marines started singing. One man at a time at first. Tunes that glowed of happier times. Every marine on that supply barge knew t
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Stories of Us - November 5, 2021
11/05/2021
Partnership Educators, This excerpt is taken from a CBS story written by Steve Hartman. "If anyone has earned a coffee break, it's 63-year-old Mike Mason of Midlothian, Virginia. He has served his country for decades — first as a captain in the Marines and later as the No. 4 man at the FBI. Mason left the bureau in 2007 and went to work as an
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Stories of Us - October 29, 2021
10/29/2021
Partnership Educators, Dan's mother constantly wondered what her son's inner life was like. What was he thinking about while he stared out at the world? Dan was born with autism and didn't have a way to communicate with the world around him and so those that loved him wondered. Dan would often make meaningless noises and
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Stories of Us - October 22, 2021
10/22/2021
Partnership Educators, Lonnie stood and waited for the judges to come by and take a look at his masterpiece. The high school science fair had been a goal for Lonnie and he had made a robot using compressed air. As the judges approached they were taken by the looks of the object. Lon explained and demonstrated his invention and the first prize
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Stories of Us - October 15, 2021
10/15/2021
Partnership Educators, It was a beautiful morning in Washington DC and Virginia Waller was set up to have her normal day. But by the afternoon the weather had changed and rains were causing plenty of problems. Unknown to Virginia, some of the streets that she was about to take had flooded.
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Stories of Us - October 8, 2021
10/08/2021
Partnership Educators, "Pride is a funny thing," I thought as I sat in the warm building last Sunday. Glancing around the room looking at those gathered, I wondered how many others were also feeling some sense of pride in what they were bearing witness to that day. Zayne, one of the participants of the event, sat
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Stories of Us - October 1, 2021
10/01/2021
Partnership Educators, Living where we do, we have a long-standing tradition of going outside and enjoying the beautiful location of mountains, lakes, and forests. Many times when we make our way out to these locations we take along food to enjoy a time to break bread with family or friends and enhance the experience. This does open us up to the long-standing battle we encounter with nature.
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Stories of Us - September 24, 2021
09/24/2021
Partnership Educators, 14-year-old Caleb Prewitt, of Jacksonville Florida, has Down Syndrome. Caleb never saw exercise as an activity that he would want to do. He loved video games. He could barely sw
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Stories of Us - September 17, 2021
09/17/2021
Partnership Educators, Henry Ford said, "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." This is the time to help each other and support one another and focus on our passion, teaching and loving our children.
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Stories of Us - September 10, 2021
09/10/2021
Partnership Educators, The Wright family in Utah are the NFL Quarterbacks of professional bronc riding. There are nine family members with nine world titles among them. If you are not familiar with bronc riding, one of the last vestiges of the American frontier. It’s brutal.
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Stories of Us - September 3, 2021
09/03/2021
Partnership Educators, Dr. Kevin was enjoying a cup of coffee and shooting the bull when the light tone of the front door opening made its way to the back office. The signal meant that a new patient had made their way to the office and it was time to get to work. As the intake personnel went through the check-in procedures the patient quietly sat in the light brown shoebox in the hands of a tall dark-haired twenty-year-old who seemed calm but concerned.
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Stories of Us - August 27, 2021
08/27/2021
Educators, at least the ones that I know, have always held the premise that educational attainment is the great equalizer. People from all walks of life can get where they want to go by using learning as the vehicle to get them there.
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Stories of Us - August 20, 2021
08/20/2021
Partnership Educators, According to her mother, Raelynn of Fort Smith Arkansas has always been a Daddy’s girl. Lacey, Raelynn’s mother puts it this way, “She was very proud of her Dad. She always wanted to introduce her Dad to just about anybody.”
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