This is my Head of School blog. I use it to reflect on my own learning, my wonderings about education, and questions about how to shape our school, Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill. I also use it to share with the community things I experience at school. It affords me another way to be present with our ever-growing community of learners.
When I walked into my office last week, just before the snowstorm, I was greeted by a big surprise. Teachers and staff had conspired to plaster the entire room with hearts, birthday wishes. Having a Valentine's Day birthday (which I share with Trinity teacher Kaity Woodrum), makes my birthday rather conspicuous.
Hundreds of birthday wishes! Some were very aspirational, like the student who wants me to have a new car:
Some were inspirational, like the teacher who encouraged me to "Rejoice in the Lord" in Greek:
Some knew just what a Headmaster might be worried about:
But one was prescient and prophetic, long before the snow flew:
It was a very Happy Birthday. Thanks to everyone who wished it on me.