As I reflected on some of those moments today (between the rare moments of rest I was able to capture in today's drama), I thought of a few of these school moments to share with the many of you who have walked alongside me in my 4th year in Ghana.
The stress of getting our school registered with Ghana Education Service
Completely switching over our curriculum
Seeing our older lowest performing students face the disappointment of changing their dreams and making goals to something more realistic and attainable (never want to be the one to crush dreams)
Bad test scores and GES expectations that don't make sense
Dealing with false rumors being spread by staff
Drama with teachers
Suspensions and lots and lots of student interventions
Drama with parents
Issues with inappropriate discipline by teachers happening in the school
Seeing people make choices that will change their life simply because they truly don't understand Gods love
Inflation causing prices to almost triple
Bright and Shining
Completed third wing
Opening the 3's class...they are just so so so cute
Seeing God move in some of our teachers lives
One on ones with teachers and students
Receiving our GES registration
Madame Beatrice coming
Student of the Month
Co-op classes (which includes the Aglers, Beebe's, Ochs, and Aubrey Claire)
Josi and Sarah
Bridge to Literacy (with Janet)
Some life giving conversations with some of our kids
Gradual change in some teachers classrooms like with Sir Wisdom and Madame Jennifer
New bulletin boards bringing color to the school
Murals by my sister, Andrea, a friend from Las Vegas, and YGAP
Learning from the book "The 3 Signs of a Miserable Job" and "Leading on Empty"
Impact One, the Family Assistance Program, Child Champions, and CHE
All in all, a very blessed year.
Thank you for walking with us, with me, this past academic year. Looking forward to beginning to dream again for next year.