Here is cross-post of my final Monday Musings post from my staff blog for the school year…inspired by one of my favorite t.v. shows…
This year was the final season for one of my favorite t.v. shows, The Office. I’m sure you can all relate to having one (or more) shows that you have come to love, have watched every week for years and then feel a great sadness when it comes to a close. You’ve grown to know each of the unique characters as if they were actually a part of your life and can even make connections to events in real life. It sounds silly…I know, it’s just a t.v. show.
If you are not familiar with The Office, the character Andy Bernard in the image above had left the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company to pursue other ambitions and returned for the last episode as the crew said their farewells. When he came back to all of his colleagues and friends he realized how good he had it before he left and said, “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you leave them.”
As I watched this final episode, I couldn’t help but think of our Dodgeland Family. Just as any year, we’ve taken on a lot this year. There were times where we may have felt stressed, overwhelmed, or thought that the grass might be greener somewhere else, but as I’ve shared before, “the grass is greener where you water it.”
The work that we do at Dodgeland every day makes it a truly amazing place for our students to learn and grow each day. It is a school that I am proud to be a part of and to send my own children to. I want to thank each of you for the hard work you have put in every day to help each of your students achieve their greatest potential this year. Use this last week together to enjoy your students and colleagues or as Andy Bernard says, “Know you’re in the good old days before you leave them”