We are United

“What unites us is much greater than what divides us.” – Pope John 23rd

We spend a great deal of time together. We work together, laugh together, and learn together.

Our students potentially spend more waking hours with us than they do with anyone else. Our parents, if their children remain in our schools, spend over a decade in partnership with us. We educate over 16,000 students on a daily basis – and we are growing.

We speak over 40 languages; some of us were born in Hilliard and others come from countries far away. We have different faiths, different customs, and various beliefs. We are young and old; we are innovative yet steeped in tradition.

One thing is certain – our goals for our schools are more similar than different. We want what is best for our children. We want to prepare young people for success in the future. At the end of the day, with all of our similarities and differences, we spend way too much time debating minor details. We permit petty differences to distract us from our main purpose.

As you conduct your business today – as you interact and build relationships – let’s commit ourselves to work from common ground. Let’s start our conversations with what unites us; it’s a much better place to start.

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