“Elmwood’s Everyday Heroes…
Taking steps to change the world…”
We are always energized by the excitement and promise a new school year holds. We place tremendous value in opportunities to come together as a professional community ~ to reflect, to imagine, to create! Our staff began our professional conversations this year around Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee’s book, Giant Steps to Change the World. We took time to reflect upon and discuss the important steps we will take this year to grow our practice and shape our environment for children, families and one another. The message in the book helped us to think about the importance of “everday heroes”…those who transform compassion into heroic action and put their “best selves forward in service to humanity”. The author challenges each one of us to be a hero and take that first important step to bring hopeful change to the world.
“It is in you to be a hero…the first step is key!”
While we strive to bring the very best of our talents and expertise forward for your children at Elmwood, we recognize how valuable our children and families are as we work together to shape a school community that is welcoming, engaging and respectful of diversity. The children in Elmwood School are our everyday heroes and we thank you for providing us the opportunity to play a vital role in shaping learning opportunities which will nurture their personal growth across the school year.
As a mother of two young boys, I am ever-mindful of the tremendous trust and faith parents and caregivers place in the school. Your children will always be at the center of our collective work at Elmwood. We look forward to working with all of you as we inspire new hopes and dreams in the hearts and minds of our children.
Stepping Into Tomorrow Together,
Karen Keats Whelan, Ph.D.