What a fantastic first week! On Monday I met our teaching staff at our first day back event at Mary E. Silveira. Their warmth and intelligence was evident- as was their excitement to start a new school year. We are fortunate to work in a field that has cycles, a beginning, middle and end, that allows us to have closure and a fresh start on an annual basis. On Wednesday I moved around between all four schools for welcome events, including the amazing WEB day at Miller Creek. What a wonderful way to welcome in the 6th graders and build student leadership. By the time Thursday rolled around, I could hardly wait to see the smiling students arrive and the start of the year routines flourish. Our modernized classrooms at Dixie look terrific, and it was a joy to join the Mary E. Silveira community for their first day assembly. We are clearly a community the loves to learn together, and celebrate together. Thank you to the many staff and parents who have taken the time to introduce themselves and welcome me to the district. I am thrilled to be here.