When I Grow Up


Students sometimes have an unrealistic view of the world and their place in it.

ALSO: I was saddened to find about the June 2 death of one of my former students, Estefania Gonzalez, in a vehicle crash. Estefania just graduated from our school and should have been starting her own bright future. My condolences to her family, and to all of those who knew her. She was a beautiful and talented young lady who will be deeply missed.

Victoria’s Secret Model? Really?

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Sometimes, teenagers believe they will find success in something unlikely.  This is a healthy dream that can motivate them to be successful in art, sports, singing, etc. But sometimes, they believe they will find success in something impossible. Please tell them if their dreams are not realistic and help them to consider other options. We do them a disservice to encourage them to follow an unattainable dream. The streets are full of people who had unrealistic dreams and no back-up plan.