We have learned what our government and community expect from our public education systems and their governing boards during a lockdown global health crisis.
We are expected to be extra extraordinary in our knowledge, health, commitment to work, family, internet teaching, and usability skills.
We are expected to immediately shift the focus of our mindset from education to the societal need and common good of all; health and well-being.
Over the course of the two-year span, our Milpitas schools became more than places of work, education, teaching, adult camaraderie, exercise, socialization and student nutrition. They also became hubs of safety, internet access points, food distribution centers, testing and vaccination sites for tens of thousands.
Our educators (teachers, managers and classified employees) inside the classroom and out had to find new ways to work, think, and reinvent themselves to be more safe, efficient and effective. Our district leaders and board had to navigate the unknown. And we did it together. Thank you!
To our families, community and staff, please do all that you can to protect yourselves, others, loved ones and our elderly this winter and holiday season. There are more opportunities and challenges on the horizon.
Happy Thanksgiving. I appreciate you.
2020 CSBA State Board Member of the Year