As we approach the end of 2017, we are thankful. We are also continuing our season of change - and being thankful in the process. As the fall colors show us, change can be beautiful!
This year, we will be saying goodbye to Mr. Matt, our wonderful Westside director. He is changing directions, and following a strong pull in his life to pursue a new career. We are thankful for the knowledge, leadership, and laughter that he has contributed to our schools over the past 2 years. We will miss him very much, and wish him well! We are hiring internally for this position, and our board members plan to have a decision by December 1.
We are thankful for our strong staff team. This year we have focused on learning about and implementing strategies from Conscious Discipline. These things have helped children become better at calmly working through problems together. In 2018, we will continue our professional growth by learning about trauma informed care and how to help build resilience in the children at our schools. We will also be working with TRACES Central Oregon and researchers at OSU Cascades to ensure that our efforts are having positive impacts on children and families. We continue to add amazing members to our teaching and support teams, and we are thankful for each one of them! If you are looking for a great team to join, click here to see our current job opportunities.
Lastly, we are thankful for the amazing families, community members, and donors who surround us! Families trust us with their children every day, and come together for events to get to know each other and support the school. We adore you! Various community members volunteer at our schools, provide partnerships and resources for families, and help us fulfill our mission! Thank you! Our amazing donors from the last year provided the resources to complete a playground at our Westside location. Your generosity is very much appreciated!
If you would like to be involved in our year end fundraising effort, please click here to view our appeal letter. Your donation will help us as we start to purposefully build resilience in our students and staff! You can mail in a donation, or donate through PayPal on our website. Thank you for your consideration!
From all of us at Inspire, we wish you well as you finish 2017 and move into the new year!