Education Leaders: A model of consistency and perseverance

Jennifer Rinaldi 

President, Alaska Association of Elementary Principals

Greeting, ACSA Members!

The sun is shining, and the days are getting longer here again in our great state! Along with this increased, and very much welcome daylight, comes the time to celebrate all the wonderful things that have transpired in our schools and communities over the course of the last year. There is so much for Alaskan educators at all levels to be proud of throughout our state, and there is a definite air of excitement as we look back on all the growth that has occurred in our students and staff despite the challenges and roadblocks that have required enormous amount of skill to navigate. 

Through it all, our members have embodied the ACSA theme of “Persevering Together” by continually providing strong leadership and collaboration focused on what matters most: Our students and families. As we reflect on all the achievement that has happened in our schools, remember the enormous and important impact you have had, and will continue to have, on your students, families, school teams and communities by modeling consistency and perseverance no matter what each day brings. And as you look ahead and start to plan for future successes, remember that your association colleagues are here to provide guidance and support wherever and whenever needed. Working together, and persevering together, we will continue to serve our families and communities to provide the absolute best education for Alaska’s students. 

Thank you for all you do to serve each day, and have a fantastic and well-deserved summer break!