A Real-Life Hero

By Head Dean Tim Smee
 
Heroes don't look like they used to, they look like you do.
Lyrics from “Nothing More” by Eric Donnelly and Tim Warren of The Alternate Routes**
 
October 22 – Real-life hero and New York Times bestselling author Laura Schroff visited with our fifth and sixth graders in the Upper Campus Library and Media Center on Tuesday afternoon and the synergy was dynamic. Ms. Schroff captivated our students with the story of how she befriended an 11-year-old, virtually homeless boy on the streets of Manhattan over thirty years ago, how many lives were changed for the better by the chance encounter, and how the relationship continues today.
 
In the Q&A that followed, the connections our students made about the impact of small acts of kindness in their own lives so validated the work we have been doing in character education. Teaching character is as important as any other subject at RCS. Laura talked to our students about how an invisible thread connects us and the theme was personal relationships are what counts, how we treat each other is what’s important. Our students embraced the message and treated Ms. Schroff like a rock star, lining up to get their copies of An Invisible Thread autographed after the presentation. Message received and paid forward!
 
Laura Schroff will be presenting at the Bedford Free Library on November 7 at 7:00 p.m.

**This quote is from a song by The Alternate Routes, which to me is an anthem for kindness.
 
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