A World Without Safe Havens

Mrs. McGee – you once again captured the heart and soul of an issue we all should be thinking about and wrapping our heads around. Thank you!

Atwood Principal's Blog

A World Without Safe Havens

Submitted by: Jennifer McGee, Principal of Atwood Primary School

June 12, 2016

Yesterday, when I woke up, I saw the news. There on the television screen, along the bottom, scrolled: 50 dead, 53 injured.   As the morning progressed, more news came out about the venue…a nightclub in Orlando…a safe haven for people who are gay, bi-sexual, transgender.

A safe haven? Is there any such place? Not a nightclub. Not a marathon. Not a theater. Not a workplace. Not a church. Not a school.

The words of Zoe Weil rang in my ears: The World Becomes What You Teach.   What is our role, as school administrators, raising children in a world that has no safe haven?

I often quote Randy Pausch from The Last Lecture. In his book he prophetically states: “Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is…

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