I am so honored to be serving as your EOPO President. Thank you for putting your trust in me to lead this organization for the upcoming school year.
We all hold many titles. Some of mine are: wife, mom, mamaw, sister, mother-in-law, daughter-in-law, friend, co-worker, secretary, cheerleader, taxi driver…. The list goes on and on. I spend my days, just as you do fulfilling the needs of those around us. By the time we hit the bed in the evenings, we wonder, did I do anything for myself today?
Becoming President of EOPO has been a dream of mine since my first conference in 2006. I was so impressed watching Cindy Goga as she was installed. I wondered if I could ever do this job. I let this dream, just be a dream. I let all the other jobs get in my way. I finally decided that it was time for me to do this for me.
I made a commitment to myself that I was going to make a couple of my dreams come true. I stepped up and with the support of my boss and my family, I put my name in the hat for President-Elect. I also became more involved in the national organization, NAEOP, and I now serve on the board for my second year as the High School/Career Technical Education Council Chairman. Serving in these roles forces you to up your leadership skills.
Leadership is stepping out of your comfort zone and taking risk to create reward. I hope that you will take a look at your dreams and "Unleash the Inner Superhero" in you. I look forward to working closely with each and every one of you this year.
In closing, my wish for each of you is to start fulfilling your dreams. I believe everyone has a Superhero inside of them, waiting to be discovered. Maybe now is the time to let her shine.
I would like to share a quote from Robert Clance from The Guide to the Soul.
Be a Superhero
We all have the capacity to be a superhero. In order to become one, you just have to find your unique power or ability and exploit it for the greater good. The cape and mask are optional accessories, but a kind heart is essential.
Mary Beth Smith
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