Please don't bring your child to school today.
Yes, you read that correctly. Today, students are staying home with their families and teachers are gathering in school for a day of learning. As educators, we know that if we are not actively getting better, we're actively falling behind, despite our initial training.
This year, we're fortunate to have Tim Fish, Chief Innovation Officer at the National Association of Independent Schools leading us in dialog and work into sustaining school innovation. Meadowbrook is renown for its innovation and yet we strive to be better. I marvel at how many visitors we host each month. On Friday as I was saying Happy Thanksgiving to people on their way out I stumbled into a delegation from China who had come to visit. I am getting pretty used to visitors, and it is easy to see why they want to visit - we see a possible enhancement to the program, study it, and implement it.
Schools want to see what the secret sauce is, at Meadowbrook it is doing what's in the best interest of students. Our students, faculty, trustees, and families are all aligned in that vision - I'm grateful to be part of a community that knows that excellence requires striving to be better.