The life of an educator is full of ups and downs. Good news follows bad news and vice versa. It’s quite the roller-coaster experience.
The administrators are reading a book called The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon. The chapters we are reading this month deal with negativity. One of the points in the book is that there will always be negativity everywhere and in everything we do. We need to learn how to deal with it and learn what to do with it.
One of the things that helps me deal with negativity is locating good news about our district from sources outside the district. Two specific instances of good news come to mind and they remind me that we have a great school district.
In October, the Illinois State Board of Education announced the school designations for all schools around the state. There are 57 schools in the Quad City area and 10 of them received the highest rating – 4 of those highest ratings were given to Sherrard schools!
This month, Sherrard received national recognition for its Advanced Placement classes. The College Board organization identified 250 school districts across the nation that demonstrated a high level of student test scores and growing access to Advanced Placement courses. Only eleven Illinois districts were chosen.
Problems in our district need to be corrected, but they must not be allowed to symbolize our district. The good far outweighs the bad and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate being a Sherrard Tiger! #SherrardRoars