Back to School! Set the Tone…

Back to School

In August, I traveled across the country to Eugene, Oregon.  I had the opportunity to visit McCornack Elementary School, just one of several schools in the 4J District.  I was immediately welcomed by smiling faces, even though the school year had not started.  I noticed the dignity wall, where students agree to treat others with respect and the Principal’s Wall of Pride.  The signs of a caring school community made me feel at ease, even in a school far away from home.  Many teachers, as they do in all schools, were busy setting up classrooms well before the first day of school. This is just one of the many signs of dedicated hard working teachers I see when I visit classrooms all over the country. 

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