Last week I made a few too many copies of a Fit Kids Fit Future graphic organizer, so as
I was organizing my desk I started to put them into a folder for next year. As soon as I
opened the folder I froze. I am retiring from Waterville Central School in June. There
was no need for the folder, someone else will be teaching “my” health classes in 2016-
I will be heading into chapter 3 of my life. I told my husband the other night that we
needed to make every effort to enjoy chapter 3, because chances are – Chapter 4 won’t be
as much fun. It’s a sobering thought.
Reflecting on and thinking about my students this year is bitter sweet. I see some with
struggles, some with successes and can only guess what their future holds.
I do know with certainty that the healthier they are, the brighter their futures will be.
With certainty, those who have found their Hidden Genius will find a way to help them
live better, make mankind better, help animals, nature, and the planet. With certainty,
those who can easily perform their activities of daily living have a better chance of
moving throughout their lives with better health and freedom of movement. I know with
certainly that I will miss them.
I know with certainty that especially over the last two years with the help of our Fit Kids
Fit Future team, I have found a way to teach students lifelong skills as they enter into
their next chapter. Personally, it’s incredibly important to me that I can spend time with
my family and continue to have the opportunity of helping students. I plan on spending
my newly found free time chasing my grandson, writing new curricula and co-teaching
seminars throughout New York State. I can’t wait.