A Standing Ovation

“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”
― R.J. PalacioWonder

Today was one of those perfect days — the kind that captures a piece of heaven.  My very own standing ovation.

I was an invited guest at Principals’ Meeting.  It was an honor to attend and be surrounded by many remarkable leaders.  My relationship with each is rich and deep — we have worked, celebrated, cried, learned, struggled, laughed, and established high expectations together.  This has been the work of my heart since 1996.  Outside being a wife and a mother, my focus on student learning has filled my life with some of my grandest moments.  Today I was reminded of the vital role relationships play in each of our lives.  The gifts that we cultivate as we love deeply.  The opportunity to learn from great thinkers who are both young and old.  This learning is captured in a special video that is included below.

I shared the following three thoughts with my dear friends.  First, it has been an honor to be your colleague.  Next, I will always want the best for each one of you.  Finally, life is a journey — never forget that I am right by your side cheering for you!

It has been said that, “Gratitude is a memory of the heart.”  Today, my heart is overflowing!  I continue to focus on choosing to live life to the fullest and remain anchored in hope.  Thank you, so much, valued friends.


4 thoughts on “A Standing Ovation

  1. You are still very loved in Vegas. Some of us talk about, “What would Teri do?”. You were the principal I hope to get to be some day!


    1. It is such a wonderful blessing to hear from you! I loved the time we had together in Las Vegas. Thank you for thinking of me. I continue to fight this ugly cancer and live each day to the fullest. I miss you and appreciate you so very much!


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