Hopefully you are just as energized as I am following our all-staff meeting earlier this week! Seeing our entire AEA 267 team in one location together provided me with a unique opportunity to understand just how incredible an impact we can make as a service agency. Thank you for your attendance, your attentiveness and the warm welcome I received!
Toward the end of my presentation I shared a video with you featuring our staff in action. The video is set to the song “Hall of Fame” by The Script which has an inspiring message about championing a cause and finding yourself in the “hall of fame” of life. While copyright law doesn’t allow me to post the video here for another view (we had permission under a site license to show it at UNI), it has sparked an idea. What if during the 2015-16 school year, we honored one or more staff members per month who have been identified by their peers as going above and beyond to live out the agency’s Core Operating Principles? Those staff members identified could become part of our “hall of fame” at AEA 267 and recognized for their contributions. It would be great to recognize as many people as possible who are making a difference for others. Let me know what you think of this idea! Drop me an email, call or stop by the office as your schedule permits.
In the coming weeks I plan to be actively visiting with more of you and observing the incredible work you do on behalf of children, families and educators. Have a great start to the year!