The opportunity to serve as a trustee and to be a part of the Learning Forward team is an honor and professionally rewarding in so many ways. The mission of Learning Forward is directly aligned with school leadership and as a public school Superintendent, building the capacity of leaders through highly effective professional learning is key to school improvement and student achievement. Serving on the board of this prestigious organization allows for collaboration and learning that is significant to me professionally in improving my practice as an educator, and in strengthening our learning system. As a trustee, the opportunity to work alongside national and international leaders allows us to develop our passion for improving student achievement through professional learning in order to impact the future of children.