I have had the good fortune to work in many incredible schools over the past three decades as a teacher, director, adjunct professor, and consultant. Throughout this time, I’ve witnessed the good work many of my peers have done for others and the positive influence they’ve had on students and colleagues. These people are my heroes.
A hero’s work begins with a vision for something better, then finding the means to make that vision a reality. It often takes a sense of resistance to the norm, a defiance of the status quo, and a drive to work passed and through obstacles that might get in the way.
A hero is a risk-taker, sometimes a rule-breaker, and always a problem solver. As Maya Angelou once wrote, “a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.”
Working in both public and private institutions over the years, I have seen the disparity in available resources and support, both monetary and emotional, between publicly and privately funded organizations. And while heroes work under all conditions, it is for those whose circumstances are more challenging and whose needs are more significant where LumenSparQ can serve a supporting role.
I am excited to begin this journey and to see where it leads us. There is much to do moving forward, but these heroes are my guiding light.