Archive for November 27th, 2014


Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014

Much to be grateful for!

I am thankful for Arts educators in Maine and across the country who strive everyday to provide an excellent Arts education for all students. I am grateful to work at the Maine Arts Commission and to the commitment that the Agency makes to Arts education. I am appreciative for the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative; the teacher leaders who are willing to collaborate to share their knowledge throughout the state, and to the leadership team for endless hours of time, commitment, and guidance. I am so fortunate to do the work I do. Some days I forget that it is my job!

I know as educators today that some days are challenging but it is clear the joyful days outweigh the difficult ones. I am fortunate to have met many of the Maine Arts Education blog readers so I know that in most cases you spend days joyfully impacting the future.

This saying recently came across my desk in the Arts Ed Partnership newsletter and I just had to share it with all of you. Warmest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and break from school and THANK YOU!!

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy


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