I recently attended the national school board convention in Denver. There were a lot of great presenters there. I want to share some quotes from Dr. Stephen Sroka. He has quite a story. Even though he is now a medical doctor, he was a troubled child who suffered from both ADHD and dyslexia. His teachers didn’t give him much hope because of his rambunctious behavior. If that wasn’t bad enough, he had a stuttering problem and had one crossed eye. One teacher believed in him and encouraged him to battle through his stumbling blocks and make something of himself. Well, he obviously did and became a doctor. Here are some of his thought-provoking quotes:
“You have the power of one to start a fire, but you need the power of many to keep the fire burning.”
“Those who are judgmental have not been humbled.”
“You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.”
“Depression screening is more effective than a bullying program.”
“Hurt people hurt people.”
“We need to help people help people.”
“When “I” is replaced by “We,” Illness becomes Wellness.”
“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will go its whole life thinking it is stupid.”
“There is no App like a Lap; read to a child.”
These are good quotes for all of us.
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6:30 PM School Board Meeting
6:30 PM School Board Meeting