WDMCS Unity During Difficult Times in our Nation
Earlier today I emailed our staff regarding yesterday’s shocking events in Washington D.C. which significantly impacted our nation, and most certainly affected each of us here in our own WDMCS community. I found it difficult to sleep last night as I played the images and sound bites from the news over in my head.
As educators, we carry an enormous responsibility to both ensure our own self-care during stressful times while providing support, safety, and opportunities for students to process their own questions and fears. I am grateful our staff understands that just as our nation is filled with varying perspectives and opinions, so too our students and families hold close their own beliefs. This is not the first time nor will it be the last when we lead students through difficult conversations, provide reassurance of safety, and continuously demonstrate empathy.
Your student’s teacher may have led age-appropriate conversations, providing time and space for respectful conversations today. Students may come home and ask additional questions or share their own fears or concerns.
To say this has been a difficult 10 months is an understatement. At WDMCS, we consider it a privilege to be a source of support to you and your students.
Dr. Lisa Remy