June 6, 2022
My Dearest Lacordaire Community,
It is here. The end of another academic year. It always sneaks up on me, and I am forced to face the fact that I will not see some faces in the hallway next year as we say goodbye to our graduates and that most likely, when I see others back in the fall, they will have completely matured and changed. Time goes by just so fast. I am especially reflective this year because it is the close of my tenth year at Lacordaire. I can hardly believe it. Our valedictorian in her speech on Saturday challenged those in the audience to find happiness in their everyday lives and jobs. Statistics show that not many are truly happy and at times feel like they are just going through the motions for a paycheck. As I sat on the stage listening to her, I found complete contentment in my soul. I absolutely love my job. I love coming to Lacordaire every morning and having the kids greet me in the hallways. I love attending events and truly enjoying the company of the parents. I love walking through the hallways and hearing the joy in the students’ voices as they learn from our phenomenal faculty. And it is the faculty and staff that I love most of all. They are my work family and everyday, I realize how blessed I am to be surrounded by them.
As you all embark into summer, continue to keep Lacordaire in your prayers and thoughts. The summer for the administration is always a busy one as we prepare the Academy for all that is to come next year. This summer, we will be under full construction of our new science labs. The faculty will be examining every aspect of their curriculum to make sure that we are delivering the rigor that you all have come to expect and know. We will be starting our new fiscal year, and I will be working with the Board of Trustees to make sure that the Academy remains fiscally stable while also supplying the necessary resources needed to raise the bar within our facilities and to compensate our faculty with salaries that are competitive amongst other schools. The summer will be busy, but rewarding because when we open the doors again in the fall, the hard work will be apparent.
I hope that as all of you look back upon this year, you do so with joy. While it was another year where we were stretched to our limits as we continued to deal with the pandemic, it was also a year where we were able to all be under one roof again. It felt again like we were a community, and for that, I am thankful. Great things were achieved this year; within the classrooms, at events, and in all of our students’ lives. Thank you all for your unending support… of me, of the faculty, of the staff, and of the community. We will miss seeing your faces over the summer but are looking forward to all that is ahead next year.
All my best, Megan