Can you feel it? Can you see it? Can you sense it? Its the start of a new school year. The school supply section is more crowded than normal, seems like everyone is fitting in one last vacation, and the teachers are there weeks early organizing their classrooms! The great thing about the start of a new school year is that it feels like a new start and sometimes a fresh start. Its actually one of the best parts of having a career in education. A bad year does not have to turn into a bad five years. So many of my friends discuss being in a rut and when discussing the duration of time I am shocked. Did you just say for YEARS? That’s not a rut, that’s a grave to me! You see for educators we are so fortunate because no two days are the same and no two years are ever the same. It poses great challenges, but also great excitement. So, as we prepare for another school year lets be better than the year before! Actually, lets be better than the day before. Lets make this year the BEST ONE EVER! Why? Because all that is not given is lost and we are prepared …FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.