The holiday season is quickly approaching; thus, providing an opportunity for you to reflect about the many precious moments of the past year. I urge you to find a quiet place, relax, close your eyes, meditate and give thanks for the many blessings you have received the past year. When you open your eyes after this brief exercise, I trust you feel renewed, rejuvenated and appreciative for all of the good things life has to offer, such as good health, family, friends and prosperity.
As educators, you deserve the very best life has to offer. You are a major factor in the lives of our children in Reading School District. Your positive influence and feverish attention to promoting and fostering student success is paramount in our students’ social, emotional and educational development. You are all dream keepers and conduits of hope for our children, and with your continued vision and passion, our students have the ability to exceed infinite possibilities in an ever-changing society.
Please remain thankful for your ability to lead, teach and support our children, as it is a gift that is truly a blessing. Working with young people and making the commitment to grooming them into scholars and academicians who are college and career ready is an example of how you are exceptionally special people, who are vested in doing the greater good in our society. This commitment expands throughout our entire learning community including support staff, professional staff and administrators, because “it takes a village” to promote and sustain student success. However, it takes your Red Knight Pride to encourage the students to achieve, believe with the confidence to partake in opportunities to change their lives immediately and transcend in to the future with a blueprint of change for generations to follow.
I admire, appreciate and salute you for your continued work as champion of children for students in the City of Reading. Enjoy the holidays and have a happy New Year! One Vision. All Students. One Reading!
Dr. Khalid N. Mumin
Superintendent of Schools