At Warren Glen Academy, our motto is: “Expanding Horizons for Diverse Learners.”
There’s an old saying that goes, “You’re unique… just like everyone else”. And it’s true: everyone has something unique to contribute to the world around them. In the profession of education we join with others who share a similar value of helping others reach their potential and achieve goals. As a group consisting of teachers, paraprofessionals, support staff, administrators, and parents, we accomplish so much more together. One person’s strengths compensate for another person’s weaknesses, and vice versa. In a school community, our possibilities are endless, where people work together to realize their unique potential and help others do the same.
However, if everyone is thinking the same – then someone’s not thinking. Just because no one voices, their opinion doesn’t mean the parachute opened. There needs to be a free flow of ideas, concepts, and a safety net when failing. Okay, so maybe the light bulb didn’t work on the first, second, or third attempt. But eventually, it did. There are lessons to be learned no matter what age, circumstance, position, or opposition. You may be surprised what others from dissimilar backgrounds have to offer.
Be well, remain safe, and let us know if we can assist as a placement for your students.
Dr. Randy Pratt