This week several people from central services graciously agreed to come to our campus to motivate our 4th grade authors. Our rock-star assistant principal, Robin Brownell, inspired the students on Monday with a pep talk about goal setting, vision, and hard work. Lori Mabry, the district Coordinator of Advanced Academics, led the kids through a revision exercise. On Wednesday, Sandy Brown taught the kids how to write using a problem/solution kernel essay. The enthusiastic Dwight Goodwin promoted BYOD by having the students respond to a thoughtful prompt on Socrative. We wrapped up our week with a published author, Dr. Joan Scott Curtis, who kept the students engaged with her animated storytelling. I am deeply appreciative of each educator who volunteered their time and expertise to help our kiddos reach their academic goals. Denton ISD is a fantastic school district, and I am grateful for the folks with positional power who are willing to return to the teaching trenches. May the odds be ever in our favor next week!