My purpose in life is to serve communities where everyone can grow to their highest potential. My work as founding principal at GLA has been in service to that purpose, and I wholeheartedly believe in the mission of GLA to enable our community to continue to manifest its limitless potential. I am yielding to the guidance of a higher power to step aside, not yet fully understanding why, but certain that it is the right thing for me to do at this time, and that hindsight will once again provide validation.
In American schools, black children are less likely to see teachers who look like them, so Kandice’s role is essential for self-esteem building and cultural empowerment for her students of color.
We’re no longer satisfied with living in a city with just a lot of black people; we want to live in a place where black people are organized and working towards a common conscientious goal. When we consider this new way of thinking in the new black millennial, it tears down all the indicators the prognosticators use to craft their crystal ball images.