One of the amusing comments that people often say to me is, “I would never want your job!” After the tenth or twentieth time, I started to wonder if I should be questioning my personal decision-making ability. In all seriousness though, as all-encompassing as this job may be, I struggle to imagine a better one.

Every day I get to come to work with some of the smartest, kindest, and most passionate people that I have ever had the good luck to meet. On a daily basis I get to see new and creative approaches to learning. And at the same time, I get to be part of what is arguably the most transformative stage in human development. Having the opportunity to look through the eyes of 12-year-old child may be baffling at times but it is a beautiful and humbling experience that has helped me reevaluate many of my own assumptions about the world.

Wishing you all a wonderful new year! I look forward to our work together in 2019.

Yours Truly,