In the aftermath of the hate-filled violence that occurred Saturday at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, I sent this message to our families to acknowledge the pain, the fear and the impact of these events and these words and offer my condolences.
There are many in our community who are affected not only by anti-Semitism, but also the anti-immigrant and racist movements happening around the country. What can we do? How can we help? Support each other. Love each other. Look to The Promise: we believe all children should be loved. I want to extend that love to our staff, families and community. Know that you are not alone, and now is the time to double down on our efforts against hatred and bigotry.
I look forward to hearing your comments, reflections or suggestions for me and our staff and schools.
Just a friendly reminder that comments that are personally directed, inappropriate or anonymous will not be posted.