One of the deepest, most sincere presentations I have ever seen, Bradlee enveloped the whole audience in his honesty, vision and integrity. Proud of successful moments and humbled with discouraging events, he showed us true understanding and grace in the face of adversity. Our ideas and energy, while applauded by others, are not truly manifested until we stand firmly in the belief of ourselves regardless of where we are. Finding like minded individuals who share our passion and pursuit to engage learners is the relief we need. Change is the catalyst for authentic growth whether it be taking a step back, changing schools or connecting with those who see a greater purpose for you than you can in the moment. I took so much from his honest approach and know it is the point of discussion to be had when staff groups gather again. I eagerly await his first book and know that it will be one of many. Take a moment today to recognize those who support and lift you up to places you didn’t think you could be.