I’m sending my daughter off to high school on Tuesday. Suffice to say, this is a big deal, and I have mixed emotions.
At the new parent orientation, I was pleased to hear some consoling words from a wise woman with decades of experience in education, who introduced herself as the interim principal of the school my daughter’s set to attend.
I visited 13 schools, both public and private, before selecting this public school for my daughter. We felt welcomed by the staff, who allowed parents to visit classrooms on three separate days throughout the school year. I visited more than a dozen classes and spoke with teachers and students. I felt sure that my daughter would find friends who would welcome her and teachers who could challenge and appreciate her. It seemed like the right place.