• I believe that a school, its staff and its teachers must be focused on one common goal: the students. The first responsibility to everyone in a school community should be to guarantee a safe learning  environment that allows its students to take risks an not only learn from their teachers and peers, but also from their own mistakes. This includes acting as positive role models for the students, proactively enforcing school policies and assuring that students have access to any reasonable services the school can offer.