ACE AP Appreciation!
To our amazing Assistant Principals,
Where would we be without you? You show up each day with your heart full, ready to give your all to make a difference. You stack hands with your principal around the vision for the campus and take that vision to new heights with the way you cultivate it. You see the best in your students and you work day in and day out to bring it out of them. You support your teachers fiercely and do all you can to help them grow and reach their fullest potential for their students. You watch over your team and your students to see what people need...you look past what they say they need and see all the things that are not said. And you bend over backwards to ensure you show care, support, empathy, and love in those moments. You look beyond the here and now---your sight extends to the five, ten, twenty years from now to see the possibilities for your community and for your students. You set your aim high and you don't stop until you arrive at excellence. You don't lead through fear or by forcing others to come with you...you lead by inviting others to dare greatly with you. You lead by bringing them alongside of you arm in arm. You lead by picking up the load when it gets too heavy for others. You lead by pushing people beyond their comfort zones into areas that allow them to shine even brighter. You lead by example--always modeling the highest of values that show others you don't just talk the talk but you walk the walk.
Words could never completely express the impact you have had or just how important you are to your school. But please know that you make such a difference and we couldn't do this work without you. It takes a special leader to do what you do. You are the coffee bean that forces the water to change as a result of your presence. You don't let challenges crumble you or make you hard....you respond with even greater levels of hope. Throughout this ACE journey you have been steadfast and committed. As a result, you have transformed your schools into something special. Your students are getting to grade level and moving to mastery. Your students are learning ways to handle stress and regulate their emotions. Your students are able to respond to conflict in healthier ways. Your students have become readers that love books and love to read. Your students have learned new ways to apply math at home and in their lives. Your students have found ways to explore science and history in our world because of your engagement. Most importantly, your students know they matter. They believe in themselves and their abilities to do great things in our world!
In our field of education, sometimes a thank you may come later down the line when your students grow older and look back to realize how much your words and actions meant to them. Please know, we see all that you do and we know your everyday actions are making our world a better place and you are changing lives. For all that you do, we express our sincerest gratitude and appreciation...THANK YOU!
-ACE Core Team