The winter break is quickly upon us and with that comes renewed hope for the upcoming year. Although I have many personal "hopes", I find that my professional hopes are also numerous! Here are a few of the things that I hope for as an educator:
A leadership style that is supportive and allows professional growth for those who are directly involved with students (so re-energizing!).
Staff who love what they do and never lose sight of the "why" they became educators.
Students who understand that school is the key to a successful future.
Ongoing collaboration within communities to uphold the belief that "it takes a village"...
Patience and understanding when times get hard (and they DO!)
Positive working relationships.
A healthy school environment.
An universal belief that it is important to educate all students.
I wish you all happy holiday season and that your "hopes" for 2015 are fulfilled!
Erin Toninato, Education District Director
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Special Education Director proudly serving the needs of our member districts: Butterfield, St. James, Madelia, Sleepy Eye, New Ulm, GFW, Sibley East, Lafayette Charter School, Green Isle Community School
"To love what you do and feel that it matters...how can anything be more fun"?