Morning Meeting at Vistamar is an important, fundamental part of the life of this amazing school. As Head of School, I have the honor of delivering the first and the last morning meeting addresses each year. Last Tuesday was our first morning meeting. Below you’ll find the text of my first morning meeting address to students, staff, and faculty.
How does a diverse community become a just community?
I want to talk today, during our first morning meeting together, about three ways of being that I hope will sustain me (and us) throughout the upcoming year as we build community together, get to know each other and begin to imagine all we can accomplish together.
The first is to cultivate the desire to care about each other and to act with peaceful intention while understanding our impact on others.
The second is to learn from each other, and to be willing to listen to perspectives that aren’t your own.
The third is to reflect and to see ourselves as honestly as possible so that we might learn from our mistakes and become better.