I am humbled by my job. I am humbled by my students. I am truly humbled by the conception and delivery of this site.
I get so frustrated when people ask me what is wrong with my school and my students. And instead of reacting with anger, I have begun to ask those same people if they realize how many unrecorded teen suicides occur each year. Those ciphers just melt away and there is no one to remember them or their pain. Then I ask them what they are doing to be agents of change instead of just blindly judging a situation.
As I write this, there are tears running down my face for the students I have lost. My heart breaks for those still in such agony. But I also remember with distinct clarity how I am privy to the growth of my students and how they truly make me laugh and smile.
The post-its and sheer resiliency of this student body humbles me. Operation Beautiful was unexpected and filled so many with happiness – much as a rainbow does after torrential rains. Thank you Sophia.