As we wrap-up yet another school year, what comes to my mind are these words from the Grateful Dead, “What a long strange trip it has been.” What started as a normal year turned into something I could have never imagined. I know that each and every one of you have done everything you can to ensure the success of your students while working in the virtual world. For that, I give you an resounding, “Thank you for all you are doing!”
It is easy to feel alone in this new environment – so much is unknown and so much is new. Tasks that took only a few minutes to complete face-to-face now require multiple emails. It can be frustrating, but we will get through this. And we will be stronger and more resilient because of this experience. Please know that the NCCCSPA Executive Board members are here to support you. In addition, our members have a wealth of knowledge and experience. Please take advantage of the support and knowledge by utilizing our Facebook page for questions and comments. Now is the time to pull together and I cannot imagine a better support group to have!
I will miss you this fall in Asheville, but look forward to better times next year when we can meet again. Postponing the conference was a hard decision for the board to make, but the safety of our members comes first. So, until we meet again, please stay safe.
Director, Teaching and Learning
Pitt Community College