Monday, 1 June 2015


I'm flying. Behind me is one community, ahead of me, another. Actually, they're the same, just distributed.

This past week, Ernie and I had a chance to connect with many of our Yukon students and their families. Overwhelmingly, we are grateful for everyone's hospitality and the experiences we shared. Equally, we are grateful to all of our parents who have worked so hard to help us over come the distance between us and their children, be it small or large. Thank you for phoning and Skyping. Thank you for welcoming us into your homes. Thank you for uploading student work and sharing our feedback. And thank you for encouraging your children to regularly communicate with their teachers.

Community has more to do with commitment than proximity. This is what I've taken away from my trip to the Yukon this year. Landing shortly, Ernie and I will continue to work at keeping our communities connected. Though tired and miles above the Yukon and Okanagan, we are inspired, focused and clear. Together we learn, together we grow.


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