I continue to choose Eastside Preparatory School as my teaching home because this is a place where I can affect change. We have the opportunity to continue to grow this year as we broaden our perspectives and engage in dialogue with each other around what it truly means to be an equitable, inclusive, and diverse learning community. I look forward to continuing the work plan of my colleague Bess McKinney (currently on leave), and welcome the challenge of examining and strengthening our programming, systems, methods, and transparency of communication. I want everyone in our community to experience our commitment to showing respect for all and encouraging open collaboration and communication. We will actively, and with more purposeful intention, seek community members, content and opportunities that represent who we are as a welcoming and inclusive school.