30248312697 da2fc4cb55 kDear Colleagues and Friends:

Our Association has the opportunity to be a catalyst for change, to educate and support our members and, in doing so, advance the best interests of our schools. We have a strong foundation on which to build a mentorship program to further advance our profession.

Mentorship means different things to different people, whether it’s those of us who are more experienced offering guidance to the newer folks in our profession, or simply acting as a sounding board and providing support for each other to share relevant knowledge, wisdom and experience.

Mentorship isn’t as intimidating as it sounds. You don’t have to be a fountain of knowledge – just a friendly face willing to lend an ear and a helping hand.

In addition, the most effective mentors also improve their own leadership skills by reflecting on and articulating their own experience. You may also feel reinvigorated about your job by seeing it through fresh eyes, thereby giving your own career a boost.

I look forward to working with all of you to continue to share knowledge at every level of our organization – locally and throughout the state – to keep our members informed and provide career growth opportunities.

I urge you to BE INVOLVED. Attend your State and Chapter meetings and tell us the news and accomplishments in your area of the state so we can spread the word!

We also hope you will help tell our story to administrators and colleagues in your district, invite non-members to join, and share the importance of the work our statewide Association does.

Thank you for your commitment to SFA. I’m honored to serve as your President and committed to working with you to move us forward. I look forward to hearing from you.


North Rockland CSD