Clancey Teaches Our Family About Loyalty

2 Nov

Here’s one from my sister’s blog.

andrea gillespie

I first began my System Leadership Journey as the District Principal of Elementary School Improvement in 2008.  At the time, I worked with a Superintendent named Gale Sherin who was close to retirement.  Gale taught me many things about the system and about curriculum.  But I learned about relationships from her dog, Clancey.

As Gale was getting ready to retire from our district, she mentioned that the last thing she needed to do was find a home for her dog because he was getting older and didn’t love car rides.  She knew he wouldn’t make the trip to Florida two times per year that she and her husband were playing on making during thier retirement.

So, our family stepped in.  We had said good-bye to our Zinnia, a free fruit stand dog (that’s another story) earlier in the year and had just started talking about finding a new family dog.  Well…

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