As I reflect on the changes we have recently experienced together, I can’t help but share with you the sense of pride I have in our Longhorn family. While we have reached many milestones and made some great achievements as a district, we know there are new challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of us.
As the mantle now passes to me for a brief season, I commit to you today to be a servant leader who comes into this new assignment with as much humility and enthusiasm as I did the first day I started for Cedar Hill in 1976. As we continue to build with deliberation upon the foundation laid, I am absolutely confident in our Board of Trustees, in our community, and particularly in our faculty and staff. Together we will face the challenges and greet the opportunities with the purpose-driven zeal that brought us this far……that purpose being the safe and engaging education of our most valuable asset: our future, our children.
In what I once thought was the latter years of my career, I undertook a project with some dear colleagues to re-discover, document and preserve our rich CHISD history. Much of that work is wonderfully captured in former CHHS art teacher Linda Martin’s recent publication Don’t Walk on the Brown Tile. (Blurb.com). It artfully recounts the first 160 years of education in Cedar Hill. Well, it seems history marches on. Let’s go make some more together!
With best wishes,
L. Kim Lewis Acting Superintendent Cedar Hill Independent School District