“I wanted the piece … to conjure up an intuitive awareness of the long movements of time required for the creation of a canyon. I also wanted in some way to pay homage to Native Americans, to whom this canyon was a sacred place. And I wanted to capture in music that magical moment which everyone experiences when they first see the flat, treeless High Plains fall dizzyingly away into the colorful vastness of the Palo Duro Canyon itself.” Composer Samuel Jones, Notes to Symphony No. 3 (“Palo Duro Canyon”).
“What is life, if not the sum of a hundred thousand daily battles and tiny decisions to either gut it out or give it up? This moment when you don’t feel like doing the work? This is not a moment to be thrown away. This is not a dress rehearsal. This moment is your life as much as any other moment. Spend it in a way that will make you proud.”
“While it is critical that all children receive the support necessary to read at least at grade level, students who have achieved this goal must be challenged to continue developing advanced proficiencies. We would be remiss if we failed to make appropriate provisions to at-risk readers. We are equally remiss if we do not offer appropriate instructional differences that respond to the needs of gifted learners”
~Dr. Bertie Kingore, 2002, p. 12
Kingore, B. (2002). Reading instruction for the primary gifted learner. Understanding Our Gifted, 12–15.
“Even though you may work many hours both day and night with added stress, the risk of stepping into higher education leadership may be worth it because you have a chance to influence decisions on important issues more broadly, have increased travel opportunities to learn, and you are often paid more for this change in lifestyle and responsibilities.” ~ Dorothy Campbell, from Campbell’s Tips for Educational Leadership