If you think your best days are behind you, they are. If you think your best days are ahead of you, they are. – Jon Gordon
We must stop holding on to the past. Parents, teachers, and administrators . . . listen up . . . the schools you attended are going away. Our best days as educational institutions can’t be yesterday . . . they must be tomorrow. Of course, our memories and experience from public school were glorious. From the Homecoming Dance to a final exam schedule, our memories will always be part of what made us . . . well, us. We need more for our students today – the future demands something different.
I believe the best days in Hilliard are ahead of us. What gives me this confidence? I believe we will be a district that creates a better future because of our values and vision. I believe that Hilliard is already changing instruction. Our district is years into an Innovative Learning Center, years into creating our own online classes, and years into incorporating iPads into the instructional setting. We have wonderful teachers and a collective vision.
Our best days are ahead of us. It’s not going to be easy. In fact, it is going to take immense work and dedication. We are going to need to pull some people, including parents, kicking and screaming into the future. You know what? We are going to do it anyway. Why? We will prepare students better than anyone else to be truly Ready for Tomorrow.