True teachers use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own. — Nikos Kazantzakis
As my mentor, Naomi Hill taught me by example to trust and believe in myself – leading me to take risks, explore possibilities and embrace challenges.
She created an environment that nurtured talented, dedicated, thoughtful and creative educators – and got out of their way, allowing and trusting them to do their best work.
That philosophy and way of being has been a model for for all that I’ve done – from my classroom to the company I built.
Thanks, Naomi - I really appreciate you!