I value the wisdom shared

We had an all day Board of Directors meeting. The longest segment of discussion revolved around the new strategic plan that we have been working on. With the added input and approval of the Board we should be ready to begin in early 2012. We went through the annual audit; we were glad to hear there were no major problems or findings. We reviewed the plans for the museum expansion and alumni center, and heard reports from our outreach programs on the Indian reservations.

I’m always trying to make sure St. Joseph is headed in the right direction, and asking the right questions. It helps to have others who care about the mission of the school to ask the big questions too, and provide direction and recommendations.

While I finish these meetings feeling a bit worn out, I also value the wisdom shared, which makes the load of administrative leadership easier to carry.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

2 thoughts on “I value the wisdom shared”

  1. So…Where else in the world today..do you hear Wisdom..shared speaking…mentioned..? NOwhere. The rise in “Digital Education”..”depersonaliozation”..seperation of al kinds..rule today. I am glad to see that the Indians are all sharper, and thdat you, too, aresharper than that. Maybe the Comanche medicine woman, Sanapia was right when she said, “One day, White man all be gone…and Idian will rule aghain”..Maybe we White people think too much of ourselves too much to be able to continue in a loving, sharing world. Maybe we will get to watch each other die because we never learned to talk to each other. Talking to machines can’t help us.

  2. I hope there is room for the ‘Blessed Mother’. St. Joseph’s is a Catholic School- and, it should not shy away from infiltrating Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

    Our ‘America Needs Fatima’, Public Square Crusade was a success- and, it will be even greater next year. I hope St. Joseph’s School will prepare themselves early and teach the children, and the staff, what real success is- otherwise, there is no point in donating.

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