What can you give someone who goes above and beyond to show your deep appreciation?
My oldest son started Pre-K this year, so I’ve started paying a lot more attention to what is going on in our educational system.
I recently watched a video of the Oklahoma City Public Schools superintendent, Aurora Lora, giving her State of the Schools speech to the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.
I was amazed. Despite a bare bones budget, a teacher shortage, and numerous other barriers she faces on a day to day basis, she discussed the many improvements she and her staff have made to provide a better educational experience to students.
She faces an uphill battle, yet she gives it her all because she knows our children deserve better. And I’m so grateful to her.
Novelty Million Dollar Bill
I wrote Aurora a thank you card expressing my gratitude for her leadership and telling her how lucky we are to have her. I ended with “Thanks a million!”
Inside the thank you card, I inserted a million dollar bill. Of course it’s fake, but it looks very real!