Carolyn goes to the White House

It’s not every day a teacher librarian is invited to the White House. Last week, our own Carolyn Foote spent a day there as a Champion of Change. In her reflection, Carolyn contends that leadership begins with sharing your voice, with being connected: Any one of us can lead–any teacher– any librarian–any administrator and any [...]

presidential photo sxyl5e 300x225 Carolyn goes to the White HouseIt’s not every day a teacher librarian is invited to the White House.

Last week, our own Carolyn Foote spent a day there as a Champion of Change.

In her reflection, Carolyn contends that leadership begins with sharing your voice, with being connected:

Any one of us can lead–any teacher– any librarian–any administrator and any student, by believing that we individually have the power to make a difference and that we have a voice.  I believe that being a connected educator gives us that voice, amplifies that voice, and is a great democratizer.

The work we do is important, each of us.  So keep at it.

This morning I interviewed Carolyn about her day.  I was particularly inspired by her message about our obligation to mentor the younger members of our field and to ensure that are connected.

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