Saturday, June 26, 2010

2010 Reynolds Institute farewell

This has better sound than the version I posted Saturday. You can download the QuickTime file with a free Vimeo account.

Steve Elliott
Arizona State University


  1. So, what I couldn't say yesterday...

    For several years I'd received the postcard in my mailbox at school and set it aside. When the deadline would pass, I would always regret not applying. In some ways, I wish I could go back to the first time I got the postcard and submit it, so I could have had all of these wonderful resources from the start, but now I know that there was a reason I didn't fill the application out those other years. Now I know I was meant to have this experience at this point in my career with all of you.

    I am so thankful that I was able to be part of such a dynamic and diverse group of advisers and I will take all of the lessons I learned from all of you and not only be a better adviser for my students but my life has forever changed because I met all of you.

    To Steve, Alan, Anita, Monique, all of our fantastic speakers, all of the people at ASU who helped make this possible, and especially to the 33 other advisers, I can never thank you enough for what the last two weeks meant to me both professionally and personally.

    Laura Schwinn
    Emporia High School
    Emporia, Kan.

  2. I am only sorry that I did not get a chance to see this live. This brought tears to my eyes as I already miss many of you. I also miss the work and the challenges we faced over the past two weeks.

    Thank you all so much for helping me to be the best teacher I can be.

    Kellie Wagner
    Journalism & Media Academy

  3. I am so thankful to everyone at Phoenix, those both seen and unseen. I do think that the Lord had it in His plans for me to be there with everyone at this time in my life so that I could be enriched in every way imaginable and so that I can take back with me the tools to enrich not only my students, but my school and community as well. Thank you to everyone- classmates, instructors, speakers, and those of you behind the scenes who, no doubt, are reading this.
    Jodie Schommer
    Lakeside Lutheran High School
    Lake Mills, Wis