Just me and the dead guys.
I place a great deal of importance upon role modeling.
Some would say that I place an inordinate amount of importance upon role modeling.
And yet, some would agree with me.
Example has more followers than reason.
John Christian Bovee
The best teachers of humanity are the lives of great men.
Charles H. Fowler
Very few men are wise by their own counsel, or learned by their own teaching. For he that was only taught by himself had a fool for his master.
No matter how lofty you are in your department, the responsibility for what your lowliest assistant is doing is yours.
Bessie Rowland James
My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Buddinton Kelland
We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives.
Nothing is so infectious as example.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.... A mother has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
And that's just for starters.
These folks would go with me to a board meeting and stand up in favor of a public discussion of role modeling in the leadership of the Albuquerque Public Schools.
Unfortunately, they are for the most part, dead.
There are at least two exceptions; Michael Josephson and United States Senator Pete Domenici. They are both founding fathers of Character Counts!.
They sat together years ago and decided that, if we did not teach our children to hold themselves honestly accountable to at least six pillars of character, we will have done them a huge disservice.
Michael Josephson will not stand up at a APS school board meeting and demand a public discussion of role modeling of the Pillars of Character Counts! I have asked him. I
have also asked United States Senator Pete Domenici, founding father of Character Counts!, to stand up at a board meeting and defend his founded child.
Josephson and Domenici are not alone in their refusal to stand up for the Pillars of Character Counts!
I have asked the APS Character Counts! Leadership Council and APS Character Counts Directors Carole Smith, and Dee Dee Stroud to stand up in defense of the importance of role modeling of the Pillars of Character Counts!
I have asked Mayor Marty Chavez, who calls himself a founding father of Character Counts! to stand up at a public forum and demand a public discussion of administrative role modeling of the student standard of conduct.
United States Congresswoman Heather Wilson was asked to step up.
And yet, at the next public forum, when it comes time to stand up and insist upon a candid, forthright, and honest discussion of administrative role modeling of the student standard of conduct,
it will be just me and the dead guys.