we are at a unique point in the history of the Career Success Schools to make important decisions that will have a long lasting effect on the future of our communities’ youth. It is at a time of great challenge, but also a time of great opportunities. It is important to reach common understandings about the culture of Career Success Schools and how we can work together to meet our mission. Let us use this time wisely, to make sure that we are doing everything possible so that every student succeeds in our schools. As we reflect on our successes, let us also embrace the future with confidence, purpose, and optimism. I look forward to meeting you and working together to create an equitable system and bright future for every student.