August 02, 2011
What a summer! I'm
way too hot to share long pontifications this month so you will get the pithy
version of Wayne Bell.
It is my hope that everyone is having a productive summer
as another school year creeps our direction.
July brought frenetic activity to ESU 10 and August looks to be just as
I have just returned from the Association of Educational
Service Agencies Leadership Conference.
The theme this summer examined the role of educational service agencies
in the transformation of America's schools.
It was an extremely interesting conference and it was good to discover
that ESU 10 has made positive steps to meet this challenge. You will hear more in the future on this
topic as ESU 10 staff members prepare to help you wrap education around the
learner so we can all work more efficiently to get learning right the first
time - every time.
Not to give them free advertising, but I see ESU 10
serving a role like the Travelers Umbrella.
Change is dangerous. It is my
hope that we can provide a network that shares the risk and promotes protection
and collaboration for all to make sustainable changes that benefit our
I'll leave you with one final, challenging thought. Margaret Mead
wrote, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens
can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."