“I believe arts education in music, theater, dance, and the visual arts is one of the most creative ways we have to find the gold that is buried just beneath the surface. They (children) have an enthusiasm for life a spark of creativity, and vivid imaginations that need training – training that prepares them to become confident young men and women.”
– Richard W. Riley, Former US Secretary of Education
I have never seen “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” but perhaps this weekend it should be on my list of films tho watch. On Wednesday, May 6, I, along with 19 other teachers from around the country will be at the Teacher Appreciation Social in Washington D.C. at the White House. This is an opportunity to talk education with the his White House Social is an opportunity to participate in a conversation with Administration officials, including lifelong educator Dr. Jill Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan. We will also have the opportunity to get a tour of the White House.
Did I set some lofty Goals this year? You bet! Did I sit and reflectas tho my progress… you bet, ask my wife. Was this one of them? Not quite, but how can it get any better? Thanks to all the White House Executive staff who looked overt the applications and choose mine. I will do my school, fellow teachers, and administrators, and most importantly many students proud. I will follow up later this week with photographs… I hope.
Thank you to my loving wife Julie and daughter Abby for all their support this year and all my years.
“The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.”
–President Barack Obama