Jon Gordon and Drew Watkins
, that's who."
While speaking to the educators of Prosper, ISD in Texas last week I met their Superintendent, Drew Watkins for the first time.
I found out from his
staff that he
writes a personal note of congratulations to every graduating senior.
When Dr. Watkins
and I had some time to chat I asked what he's
going to do when he
has 1,000 graduates.
told me he
was going to keep doing it.
"The day I stop is the day I need to stop doing this job," he
"The crime is not that the passion has run out.
It's that you stuck around after it has."
is, in no way, just sticking around.
I found out that in addition to writing notes to graduates he also sends each student in Prosper ISD a note on their birthday.
can often be seen opening car doors and greeting students in the car line each morning before school.
leaves messages of encouragement on whiteboards in the classrooms while the teachers and students are at lunch.
And every Monday morning he
sends all the educators and staff in the district an email with words of wisdom, encouragement, and praise.
The other day I posted a comment on Facebook
about meeting Dr. Watkins
and the comments flooded in.
"I love Dr Watkins
12 years working for Prosper
ISD and he
has the same passion as the 1st day.
Proud to be part of his
is a leader by example.
I left Prosper
ISD inspired by Drew Watkins
to do more to show that I care.
I hope after reading this you feel the same way.
is a great model for all of us.