*Originally posted 10/18/11 on San Jose Inside
Some communities get it, and some don’t get it at all. It is truly amazing how things work when there is a vision and people with the talents to carry it out. Right now, a brand new two-story school building, built in record time on one acre of land in a residential neighborhood of San Jose, houses hundreds of K-3 grade students who are eager to learn.
Last week, I was fortunate to be one of the speakers at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Rocketship Mosaic Charter Elementary School. When introduced by Preston Smith, Rocketship’s chief academic officer, I took to the podium and asked all 200-plus guests to pause and revel in the moment. It was quite a moment, indeed!