Good things happen in public schools every day. I believe that with all my heart. I'm not just talking about the huge amount of academic learning going on but also how our staff responds to all the other needs of our students. We need your support for our students and staff to reduce the need for future cuts.
I was looking for a new challenge last fall when a chance conversation with Julie Woodruff, a local nurse and fellow Church of St. Joseph parishioner, piqued my interest. She told me about Kitui, Kenya, a place she had visited twice as part of a delegation from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Kitui Partnership. I was accepted for the June 2017 delegation. For 12 years the archdiocese has sent people to Kitui County for two weeks at a time to listen, observe and learn about the life and the challenges in Kenya.