“He’s not a real doctor; he’s like Dr. Suess.” I overheard this while visiting an elementary campus. A new student was being “shown the ropes” by an experienced campus ambassador. The ambassador was providing his best description of why I was visiting the campus. Our interactions with kids offer them a unique perspective about us and the world we share with them. As you can likely imagine, I am described in both good and bad terms, depending on the person.
If a child describes me as kind, caring, and funny, my day is complete. My goal is to kids feel unique with each interaction and hopeful about their education experience in Wylie ISD. Hope is the belief that tomorrow is better than today, and you can make that difference. Wylie kids make me feel so special and love this job with every interaction. If you could follow me for one day, you would be hopeful too.
I am not unrealistic, it been a stressful few months, and my prayers and lack of sleep may be from worrying about the families and employees in my care. It’s my impression that our kids worry about me too. Notes like these show up on my doorstep or in my mailbox from kids letting me know they care about me also.
Overwhelmed doesn’t begin to describe how much I appreciate these sweet babies and their amazing hearts. It gives me hope, kids, and I love these notes more than you will ever know. Truth be told, there is hope all around us. It’s in our thoughts and words, it’s in our hearts, and it also comes from experiencing and observing kindness.
Our kids need to see our hopefulness and the hope that exists all around us. We have an idea about how to show them. Take some time this week and take a picture of what hope looks like to you and your kiddos.
We encourage you to upload it to social media under the tag #hopecameraprojectwylieisd and share why it brings you hope. Thanks in advance for participating and growing our kids to be happy, hopeful and achieve, the Wylie Way!