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Saturday, January 17, 2015

A Change

One of my favorite bloggers is Sara from Sara At School. I know I've talked about her a lot, and what I like about her is her honesty and real-ness. She's positive in an "It's a marathon, not a sprint" kind of way. She made it a goal to write 100 posts last year. I thought that was a great one. So I'm trying it. For better or for worse for you people.

Our school is going through some changes. I don't even know all of them yet. We are small, private and Christian. So you know what that =. Tuition-based. But we're not one of the biggies. We don't have a big budget. Money is always TIGHT. It's not because people don't pay their bills, it's because our size is so small. Small class sizes are a dream for all you public school teachers. I get it. I'm actually embarrassed to tell public school teachers how many kids I have. But at our level, it's a bane because it's too small. We lose kids a lot, especially in the upper and middle grades because there aren't enough kids. Which is just a vicious cycle, because to get more kids, you need more kids.

So we hired a marketing firm. I am so proud and thankful to the Powers That Be for making this happen. I'm not sure if that was the principal or the board or the church that is in partnership with the school. Probably all of the above.  But it's super exciting. The company is based out of Massachusetts (Ovus Ater)and the representative has been here interviewing staff and seeing the school. He has interviewed many of the parents and has been back a second time to meet with the principal to unveil the marketing plan and school concept. For little old us, this is huge. I don't know what it is yet, or which direction it will take us, but I am excited to be a part of it. Honestly, I worry about the life of our little school and I think this will be such a powerful and positive force in helping us grow and better ourselves. It's so exciting, I can't wait to share it with you.

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