What ‘Ignite passion and discovery in every student’ Means to Me
I was proud to be a member of the Strategic Plan Committee and a contributor to our new mission statement. I see this statement as an invitation to the entire community of District 117 to get involved and engaged in learning, achieving, and influencing positive change in our world. This powerful challenge exhibits a belief in students, teachers, staff, and all community members to be their best everyday!
A Teachable Moment
I think I always loved math. It just added up for me. However, it was not until I had my own children that I truly understood the depth of a growth mindset. If we believe it, then it can be achieved. Sure, it takes dedication and hard work, but we are all destined for great accomplishments through a love of learning and resilience. This is most evident when watching a toddler experiment with a new challenge such as putting a circular object into a circular hole when there are multiple holes of varying shapes. Toddlers keep trying, failing, and trying until success is met. This is the attitude and mindset we all need in life - everyday.