LYS Principal Emeritus, E. Don Brown, sends out the following field report.

I Loved SC’s 8/21/15 on the road clip, “The Long Summer Road Trip and I was inspired to share my week on the road. Great fun, even for the “old and feeble”!  

I spent Monday and Wednesday with LYS Coach, great communicator and friend, Harry Miller, in Quinlan ISD and Cuero ISD. In those districts we had the privilege of helping 500 teachers and instructional leaders prepare for the new school year.

On Tuesday, I was at Canyon Middle School helping teacher prepare for their most successful year ever. Finally, on Thursday I had the opportunity to work all day with the faculty at Tompkins HS. THS is a great school, one of just thirteen 6-A high schools to earn all seven TEA distinctions,

My highlight of the week was a visit from, and a lunch with, one of my former students from the Bell HS class of 1987.

I am “pumped-up” to again have a meaningful role in now the 53rd Start of the Year of my career.  And I love the excitiement of being a LYS Coach working with the LYS schools and educators.

It is now rare to meet an educator that is not aware of Lead Your School and The Fundamental 5. And I am proud and honored to part of both the LYS Team and the ever growing LYS Nation!!

E. Don

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