I think the only thing that has meaning in life is how you treat other people. It’s your passport to immortality – because whatever you give out will be passed on.
I’ve taught most of my career on the west side of Chicago and believe that America’s next great generation of leaders will come from its urban communities.
I believe that America’s polarized state is temporary – and prophesied in Plato’s Republic — and that philosophical and charismatic leaders will emerge to bring about justice in our society.
I see social emotional learning skills and critical thinking as the most important gifts that we can pass on to students. I value deep, meaningful conversations that give everyone a chance to listen, speak and understand.
I want to work with teachers, school leaders, business leaders and philanthropists to promote life-changing conversations and pave the way for the next generation of leaders.