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We’ve only just begun

In the summer Advocate, incoming ISTA President Keith Gambill shared what he sees for ISTA’s future as a new leadership team is formed. Gambill along with incoming ISTA Vice President Jennifer Smith-Margraf will begin their terms on Aug. 1, joining current ISTA Treasurer Doug Taylor.

Read an excerpt of Gambill’s letter below. For the full president’s letter, read the Advocate online.

We have a long road ahead, but I have faith that collectively we can make it.

Now is the time to share our stories about how changes in education are affecting our students. Our words are powerful, our communities support us and our students are counting on us.

This summer many of you participated in Association activities at the local, state and national level. It’s time to implement all the plans you prepared for the 2019 – 20 school year. Your work and preparation will benefit and empower all ISTA members.

I hope you took time this summer to relax and renew. Remember – even during the school year – to take time for yourself whether it is visiting with friends and family, reading, fishing or catching up on some sleep.

As I prepare for my first year, I look forward to meeting you as I travel the state.