Sehba Ali: Welcome Back!

by KIPP Houston on Aug 17, 2015

in Team & Family

Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise.
Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.

Dear Team & Family,

As my daughter, Asha, gets ready for her first day of Kindergarten at her new school this week, I want so badly for her to have a magical year. I want her teacher to take the time to really get to know the amazing girl I love. I want my daughter to form long-lasting friendships and for her classmates to feel like a team and a family to her. I want her to feel challenged academically and supported where she needs help. As parents, we put so much faith in our teachers and our schools to do the very best for our children.

As Big KIPPsters, we know this is our responsibility. This morning, whether our KIPPsters walk through our doors at 7:25am with feelings of anxiousness or excitement, each and every KIPPster will walk in the door with big dreams. As we push more and more of our KIPPsters to meet the college readiness bar, I urge us to risk, care, dream, and expect more than we ever thought was possible … for our little KIPPsters. Together, we have the power to change our KIPPsters’ lives and to teach them lessons that will have a lifelong impact.

As a mother of three and as your superintendent, I am so very grateful for the heart and love you bring to our work every, single day. From our teammates who greet our KIPPsters on the bus each morning to the teammates who clean our hallways to the teachers in our classrooms and the folks at the RST who make sure our schools run from behind the scenes, thank you for all you are about to do this year. 

Each of us has a unique role to play, and when we all work together singing one song, we can ensure that KIPP is a magical place for our KIPPsters – a place where they will work hard and be nice to make their dreams come true.

Have a fantastic school year. Happy first day!!!

One Song,