On June 29, 2012, I completed my final day as principal at Dibble Middle School. As I packed the last book (What Great Principals Do differently: 15 Things That Matter Most by Dr. Todd Whitaker - It's always the first book on and the last book off my bookcase) I took out my phone for one last pic of my empty office. I then embedded the pic in a tweet to my connected staff. I immediately received many sincere and somewhat lugubrious responses. As I walked out the door for the last time, I wondered to myself: Did I make a big enough difference? Will everything we worked so hard to put into place continue and improve?
At exactly 11:25 p.m., I received a tweet from one of my teachers, @MrsBeck25, who had altered and enhanced the picture that I had previously tweeted out. To me, this picture says it all.
This photo will now be framed and represent the 16th thing that matters most:
Instilling In Others, A Passion To Progress Forward
Thank you Mrs. Beck