Mr. Duncan Shares Reflections of Leadership Day

by Janelle Barrett

Mr. Duncan took a few minutes to sit down with me this afternoon and share some of his reflections from yesterday's 3rd annual Leadership Day. To hear the humility and gratitude in his voice was touching. Here's a brief summary of what he shared with me:

The turn-out from parents and community members was overwhelming. In case you didn't turn around, there was standing room only in the back of the auditorium. To take time on a Tuesday afternoon is difficult for many families and working individuals. This alone was a huge sign of support.

Synergy. It's real. Every student at Cherry Creek played a part in Leadership Day, whether on stage or in the days and weeks leading up to it. The air has been full of energy, excitement, and cooperation. All of the teachers were on board and managed all of the rehearsal time and schedule changes without complaint. Not a single bad attitude in the building.

Hopefully every student, parent, and guest could see that at Cherry Creek, we value every single student as an important person who has inherent talent and worth. The feedback from parents was overwhelming and personal. It is clear that the Leader In Me program in fact has made a difference in the lives of our students, and that makes all of this worth it.

Thank you again to all who came, contributed, and shared in our successes.