Welcome Back!! We made it through another extremely quick summer safely, and now it’s back to business (I know some of us didn’t stop for the summer!) A new day, a fresh start, another time to begin. The new year is filled with possibilities, potential adventures, and discoveries. The slate is clean; there is no history to overcome; no past to rise above. We have a brand new opportunity to enrich the lives of our students. My plan is to look ahead with optimism because the year holds infinite promise and potential. The days ahead are waiting to be written. What will you choose to inscribe on them and on the lives of your students? Relish the excitement and energy that comes at the start of anything new. Make this a year of learning and growing for you and our most precious resource: students.

Alia Henton-Williams

Director, 21st Century Programs