The final stretch of the school year has arrived and although students and faculty will be coming back rested from spring break, ready to run the last sprint to summer vacation, many know the feeling will be short lived. Without a doubt, students know the fourth quarter will quickly have them working tirelessly writing papers, studying for exams, and preparing to close out another school year.
There’s an excitement in the air, one that can only be created knowing the school year is half over and the spring-semester sprint has begun. The voices and rushed activities of students fill the hallways and the faculty are newly energized after the winter break. Arriving back a day early, our teachers enjoyed the opportunity to participate in a full day of professional development led by Dr. Donnell Gregory, a member of ASCD’s Understanding by Design® and FIT Teaching™ Cadres.
Among the busy hallways and the fast-paced rhythm of life at a school, around every corner in the academic buildings and on the athletic fields, there are servant leaders – young and old, students and faculty – who embody the life and mission of TMI. Each with his or her own story of struggle, perseverance, accomplishment, innovation, service, and leadership. Through this blog, “Behind the Classroom: Developing Servant Leaders,” we hope to showcase some of those stories, discuss ideas relating to servant leadership, and bring you into the halls of TMI with an in-depth look of life, community, and passion here at the school.
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