Like many parents, I felt my fair share of anxiety as my daughter inched closer to finishing high school. What career path would she choose? Would she stay close to home or move elsewhere? Was college in her future or would she choose a career/technical path? How would she make that delicate transition?
There was an added wrinkle—and a sense of double duty—since I currently serve as the superintendent of the school district that my daughter attended. But as the leader of a rural district in a small farming community, the questions my family grappled with were similar to those our neighbors and families throughout the district and across the state may face.