Greek philosopher Epictetus says, “Wealth consistent not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”
As we break for the summer months . . . as we press a prolonged pause from the day-to-day events of the school year and take time to refresh ourselves . . . it is important that we evaluate our own wants and needs. The world of public education is changing rapidly; we continued to strive to find balance. Our goal . . . a balance between the traditional and the developing. We strive to find the balance between foundational knowledge and personal choice. We take pride in our work . . . and enjoy our freedom.
As you spend time this summer reflecting on your accomplishments from the past year – as you begin the planning process for the coming year – take a moment to think about what you want and what you need.
We are blessed . . . we are incredibly wealthy . . . because we get to do what we love. It isn’t about our salary or our schedule; it isn’t about the curriculum or the assessments. We do what we do . . . we shape the future because we want to live our purpose. We are intentional in our lives; we have discipline and strong values. We want to help young people grow. We want to be part of a team. Our wealth is in the work that we do each and every day.