Love to our Instructors
Even on President's Day, School programs is in full gear. On Monday morning and we said goodbye to a school from Texas and welcomed a new group from Kremmling, Colorado. Half our staff worked through the weekend, while the other half rested in anticipation of Monday morning.
Our School programs instructors and apprentices are an amazing group of adaptable educators. They work on weekends and late into the night to ensure each school group has a unique and valuable experience. The curriculum for each program is tailored to the school’s needs and this is what makes our organization unique. It is not easy to lead students on cross-country skis at high elevation, but our instructors do it gracefully while teaching students science. I love to listen in on their 5 o’clock evening meetings as they recap the successes and challenges of the day. This, I think, is the sign of a good educator – a willingness to take part in the reflective process and constantly improve. Our instructors are willing and able to look objectively at their teaching, while reaching out to each other for feedback and then integrating new activities and approaches – all with the goal of being the best instructors possible.
So, following Valentine’s Day and a long weekend of work, I want to send a shout out to our School programs staff. I have nothing but love and respect for each of you. We have three months left of the school year and many more crazy and fun days ahead of us. I know through rain, snow, and sunshine each of you will continue doing what you do best. And for that, I salute you (and will continue to bring chocolate into the office to feed your cravings).