Leading with Data, Research, and Heart
Dear EBI Community,
I hope you have had a truly wonderful and joyful holiday break. Thanksgiving is not a holiday we celebrate in Lima, Peru, where I grew up. However, gratitude and thankfulness have always been core values in our family. As such, I have learned to be a more reflective thinker and striven to become more mindful of the present moment. In this way, I am able to consistently recognize and appreciate those around me by letting them know how very grateful I am to have them in my life.
A year ago, on this same holiday weekend, I had the first interview for the Head of School position at EBI. A few weeks later, I had the fantastic opportunity of visiting the school as a finalist, and shortly thereafter, the extraordinary honor of being offered this position. Today, during this time of thanksgiving, I want to express my most heartfelt gratitude for the extraordinary gift of being EBI’s Head of School and a part of this community.
Wholehearted thanks to each and every one of you for so much inspiration and joy these past five months! Thank you very much for your incredible generosity, sincere dedication, and unwavering commitment to working together to advance EBI’s mission to new levels of excellence. I continue to be inspired every day by how students, faculty, staff, trustees, and families embody the EBI values and attributes of the IB Learner Profile. My heart is also filled with deep gratitude because thanks to each of you, every day is a joyful and beautiful day for teaching and learning at EBI.
Most importantly, I am beyond grateful for your continued trust and support, and immensely proud of all that we are accomplishing by working together. I can’t wait to celebrate all the additional successes to come as we continue to collectively write the next chapter of EBI’s story together.
Wishing you and yours joy, love, and happiness today and always. ¡Mil gracias de todo corazón!
Dr. Paola V. Clark
International Educational Leader