Friday, November 4, 2016

Making CPP Inclusive for All

            This fall has been a hodge-podge of participating in different events, from presenting to School Board members throughout this state with our very own Dr. Dale Wexell to our PowerUp event recently.  A couple of events stand out however. 

            I had been asked to participate in two local forums on race, one sponsored by the Faith to Face Church in Corning and the other by the Elmira-Corning NAACP.  First, it was an honor to even be asked to participate.   Any leader knows that after ten years people begin to tune you out, so I was pleased that I still have enough juice to be considered.  Second, in this crazy era of change in our country, listening is a skill which has been lost on most Americans.  The conversation those two evenings taught me a great deal and I learned that while we are trying hard each and every day to have a school community where every individual feels valued, we have a lot of work to do.  Look for more action from the district in this area in the days and weeks to come.  We have a responsibility to make C-PP an inclusive environment for all.