What we do each day looks effortless to many and yet is extremely complicated. We coordinate individuals, departments, and priorities on the back end to produce amazing things on the front end. We work to achieve a continuum between the original ideas and the final products. We must prepare for everything and we must be precise in the way we do it.
The act of threading a needle is an activity that requires many of the same skills we do in our daily lives: patience, accuracy, and steadiness. It takes an eye for details to ensure that every activity comes off without a hitch.
It is also the first step toward something much bigger than itself. The final quilt or sweater comes from the first act of threading the needle. It's the same in our schools. Almost every outcome on our campuses begins with an initial thread through the business office.
At Symposium 2012, celebrate the role we play within our schools. We thread the needle and deliver the final quilt. We are there at the beginning and we witness the finale.
The 2013 Annual Meeting will be held February 24-27 in Philadelphia, PA. More detailed information will be posted here in summer 2012.