I am just thankful to be able to be with my family during this time. I’ve always worried that when something happened I would be stuck at school and have to find my way home. Now it’s the other way around. I am grateful that DPS has the sense to do what is best for everyone. I am content. We live in an age where technology will allow us to be in touch with our students and families. It is a blessing, really. I choose to relax and see how the remote learning goes. I know that I may be more comfortable with it than most, but I know if everyone can let go of the fear the LEAP system has put into us and do what we do best as teachers which is to CARE for our students,this whole situation will be a great learning experience and opportunity for us all. We are living history, using science and technology and every other subject in a real-life situation. It is a chance to show what we are made of. Think of the real-life communication that will happen. Let go of the fear. Trust that we can make this work. And DPS seems to, so far, be allowing this exploration. Thank heaven! If our superintendent will continue to roll with the punches and not worry about the political ramifications, we will be alright. The stress for a person in power at this time is more than I would be comfortable with, to be sure. Susanna Cordova is feeling this stress, no doubt. Every decision she makes is scrutinized and when she makes a decision, she still can't make everyone happy. I am guilty of judging her decisions. But it is human nature. Maybe this novel coronavirus pandemic will teach us all to be more forgiving of each other and much more patient and understanding. I would hate for this crisis to be wasted and for everything to go back to the way it was in "the before time." I love you all.
May the odds be ever in your favor.