Today marks an exciting time for me as an educator. Today is the first day, of the last year of school for my first freshman class. My students I had as freshmen are now seniors. I have walked with them on their journey for what will be four years now, and I'm certain it has flown by for them as it has for me.
To all my students: Welcome! This year promises to bring new challenges and excitement for you.
For my seniors: This year your theme will be "Existence, Freedom, and Responsibility". We will be examining our own identities, our freedom as moral agents, and the meaning that freedom carries for us as we navigate our way through life. We will examine the essential question "What maketh thee?" as we explore the canon of world literature together.
For my juniors: This year your theme will be "I am my brothers' keeper: Justice and Society". You will be challenged to read primary source documents, powerful narrations, and to create original work that answers the question "What does it mean to live in community?" This year is a powerful journey during which you will examine your own beliefs and those of your peers around you.
I look forward to working with you all and continuing to build our community of scholars! Comments are welcome, please contribute to our conversation here!