As I visit each school building I am so impressed with GCSD students and staff. Students are considerate, gracious and hard working scholars. Staff are talented, gracious, and dedicated educators. As I watch Grand County’s students learn and grow I am reminded of a quote by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “...if you want to be a true professional, you will do something outside yourself….something that makes life a little better for people less fortunate than you.” I see this potential in the actions of GCSD students and staff towards one another and towards the greater Grand County community. Because of this, even during these turbulent times, I am confident in the future of our society.