Plato wrote: “The direction in which education starts a person will determine his future life.” I believe education must foster a partnership among the community, parents, students and educators. It is our shared responsibility to prepare lifelong learners, who will become self-disciplined, creative, and confident individuals. Education should also build the foundations for integrity and a positive attitude while empowering students to achieve academic success. I look at every student as an individual, eager to gain knowledge and to be successful. All children have talents and schools hold the responsibility for creating an atmosphere where they can excel.