I wish I had the answers but I don't. If any of you have suggestions please feel free to share. What I do know is there are many people working towards the same goal, educational reform. We may never reform the entire system but I know with 100% certainty that I have been a catalyst for educational reform in the lives of specific children. God will continue to reveal to me my role in all of this and I will continue to pray and listen to where he is calling me to go. I will continue to collaborate with others and rely on their strength when I am feeling discouraged. Most of all I will close my eyes and picture the face of the many children who have changed my life because they trusted me enough to give me the opportunity to teach them.
So my message to night is to celebrate the successes that may seem small in comparison to what needs to happen and not get overwhelmed in the challenges that are ahead. This is what I tell my students when we begin working together. There are many educators, therapist, parents, and advocates forcing changes. Change is coming and has happened for many. What role are you going to play in this movement?