The school year officially started today for Reading Public Schools (even though many teachers cars could be found in the parking lots last week!) During acting superintendent, Dr. John Doherty’s keynote presentation a YouTube video of sixth-grader, Dalton Sherman of Dallas, Texas was played for the faculty to see and contemplate.
The video certainly raised eyebrows, drew cheers and laughter, and left the faculty leaving for their schools on a high note of inspiration… a charge if you will to help foster and develop students in our own district with such courage, charisma, and confidence. The confidence not only to present themselves and their knowledge to their classmates and teachers, but to their families, community and global audience.
With so many other school systems most likely having similar time dedicated to opening presentations and charges for educators I’m curious. How did your district open the 2009-2010 academic year?