Dear Reed Community
Experts say that an essential characteristic of successful people is their ability to visualize where they want to be in the future. Visualization is a powerful practice that not only elicits passion and conviction, but also pulls groups of people together and inspires teamwork.
The employees of RUSD visualize academic excellence from each and every one of our students. Our Vision of Reed Graduate outlines not only our goals, but also the aspirations we have for our children. Our dedicated teachers, administrators, and support staff members are not just focused on today’s issues, but constantly plan for tomorrow’s opportunities.
As 2014 comes to a close, we want to thank our visionary parent partners who make Reed Union School District such a wonderful environment for children. Starting with the volunteer members of the Board of Trustees, who value innovation, risk-taking, and creativity and ending with the countless parents who give time, resources, and passion to our school district, the reason we succeed is because we are teammates. Thank you to The Foundation for Reed Schools, our caring PTA leaders and volunteers, the Site Council members, and our parents who support their children through patience, positive reinforcement, and modeling. Together our team is helping our children to develop strong, healthy habits. We are all creatures of habit and as Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
Thank you for sharing your children with us and being the most important part of our team. Looking to 2015, remember, “You can never step into the same river twice.” Like the river, our past is gone, so make a point this year to live in the present. We pledge to continue to model the habits we want your children to emulate: to be kind, generous, caring, and to express gratitude frequently.
Wishing you and your family a safe and restful winter break.
Superintendent Herzog and the RUSD Staff