As we prepare to break for the holidays, I wanted to take a moment and send my ‘best wishes’ to each of you during this time of the year, for a joyous holiday and a peaceful New Year. Remembering the true meaning of the holiday season—a time for giving thanks for all that we have, peace and gratitude toward each other—is my wish for you this holiday. This season seems to brighten the faces of our children, whom we have the pleasure and honor to instruct here at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Schools, and we are grateful for them. We were reminded how very fragile life truly is with this past week’s events. And even now, reports of tremendous bravery from administrators, teachers, and even the students themselves, are beginning to unfold. These individuals thought of others first, for the well-being of everyone. Let us learn something from this valor as we approach the new year; to be gracious, and to extend consideration to others, before ourselves. This, in part, is what the holidays mean to me. I am proud to be an educator, as I am certain we all are here, in the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Schools. And I am pleased to be your superintendent. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, with you and your family.
Linda N. Reid