Friday, September 9, 2016

the essence of a school

what should be our birthright

what do I want in a head of school?

I want that person to be “called”:
to hear and follow a charge
from that which is deepest in the soul,
a charge to come and meet the challenge offered
with the full force of the burgeoning ability within us all,

to meet the fire within the students
with one’s own fire
so that all together flame
and the school brightens in the light,

the world thus brightens
as it escapes from a darkness
that denies both the foundation and the heights
that should be our birthright.

by Henry H. Walker
September 8, ‘16

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