In My Shoes: Seek First to Understand

This was the theme of Pitt County School's Administrative Retreat this summer.  I believe this was one of the best retreats our central office has ever provided.  I know that this theme resonated with every school administrator; we have all had "shoes" that helped shaped who we have become.  Although the shoes I have worn in my 42 years have mostly been comfortable, there were times that those shoes were hard to wear.  I try to remember those years and remind myself that although those times were difficult, I work with wonderful people who have had far worse and students that have not been nearly as fortunate I.  

Let us all remember the shoes we have worn. 

I have adopted the following quote this school year: "The best way to predict your future is to CREATE IT!"