“Personal trials and tribulations, upheavals at work, community tragedies, and a high level of national anxiety over economics mark our times, and can test one’s resilience,” writes Fairfax City School Board vice chairman in the May-June issue of City Schools Close-Up.
“But these challenges can also be accepted, respected, and turned into opportunities for improvement and success,” he continues. “I learned this lesson long ago. Being resilient is critical to success, and not just as a leader and manager. As a father, son, husband, student — and in my youth, a paperboy — I have had ample opportunity to respond to and recover from adversity.”