An Open Letter of Welcome to Mike Molina

An Open Letter of Welcome to Mike Molina
November 12, 2019

Dear Mike,

I am delighted to welcome you to the Bishop Walker School community. As you know, I have had the unique privilege of occupying a front row seat to every major milestone at BWS since its inception, and the news of your selection as the next Head of School fills me with a particular sense of optimism.

BWS is an extraordinary place. While I confess my bias, I can think of no better place from which to effect meaningful and lasting change. We have faced and overcome myriad challenges since we first invited 13 four-year-olds and their families to join us in the basement of St. Phillip the Evangelist Church to begin this audacious journey. Rather than discouraging us, the challenges have served to forge a community characterized by an inextinguishable sense of hopefulness and a fierce belief in the righteousness of our mission.

We are a resilient and resourceful bunch – qualities that are fueled by the passionate desires of our boys and their families, reinforced by the tenacious commitment of our educators, and undergirded by the selfless generosity of our many volunteers and financial supporters.

The past twelve years have bolstered my belief in the limitless possibilities of our students; their curiosity and hunger for knowledge never cease to thrill and amaze me! You’ll enjoy getting to know each other.

BWS has changed my life in ways that I could have never imagined or anticipated. You’re about to embark on a journey that is full of possibility and promise. I’m sure you’ll be transformed, too. You’ll encounter lots of smart, talented, and faithful people who are pulling for you and willing to help in any way you deem appropriate. Take advantage of their generous offers of assistance and stay true to your calling. If I can be of support in any way, you can certainly count on me.

The Bishop Walker School is looking forward to receiving the unique gifts you’ll bring to the community. I can’t wait to see and hear about all you’ll accomplish together in the years ahead.

Blessings and peace!
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