Through this all, we continue to prioritize people first. We make room for our staff who are not only crafting learning for their own students, but many of them with their own children currently at home. We make room for sorrow and celebration, for solidarity, for equity and access. This experience has brought us sadness, anxiety, and the whole gamut of emotions. It has also brought us hope.

It brings me comfort to see strength and resilience of our community, of our district, and our city. It is why I chose to stay in San Antonio after teaching at Bonham. This community has a hold on my heart and it is the relationships my husband and I have cemented in our hearts that give us hope for the times ahead. These relationships run deep and were especially evident when we did our staff parade through King William and Lavaca. Families lined the streets and neighbors, both young and old, came out to wave. This is the spirit of hope and we can get through this together. Si se puede.

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