Our entire faculty was asked to read The Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff. A young panhandler surviving on the streets meets a young business woman climbing the corporate ladder. The young woman reaches out to help the young boy, and in return, he teaches her more than she could imagine.
An Invisible Thread shows how one person, Ms. Schroff, puts aside her individual wants, needs, and desires to focus her energy enriching the life of a young boy with no expectation for anything in return. One small McDonald's meal turned into a lifelong friendship.
As the dust settles on the whirlwind first weeks of school we also need to realize that coworkers, support staff, substitutes, parents, coaches, and bus drivers also deserves our utmost grace, kindness, and compassionate, We need to put aside our individual wants to focus on the larger picture; our students.
Thank you, Ms Schroff, for sharing your story and inspiring our faculty.