The Reflective Principal: Dalton’s Call to Action

By Gabe Simon Principal, March/April 2012 “Be anything. Create anything. Dream anything,” urged charismatic 10-year-old Dalton Sherman in a convocation speech to 17,500 teachers and administrators of Dallas School District. Dalton’s speech, which has attracted more than 700,000 hits on You Tube, reignited the passion that once drove me to this profession. As resources dwindle and unemployment increases across the nation, this student’s message is more important than ever.