“Who’s got it better than us?”

Tree (1)First a disclaimer:  I’m a life-long Buckeye fan.  My dad has a degree from Ohio State, I have a degree from Ohio State, my wife has a degree from Ohio State.  Growing up in Worthington I may have learned the Ohio State fight song before the National Anthem. We’re Buckeyes.  Now with that said….

 “Who’s got it better than us?”  Current Michigan football coach, Jim Harbaugh, often reminds his team that they’re really lucky in life.  Jim had heard that phrase throughout his childhood from his parents.  Certainly Michigan would like to win more football games.  I’m sure they would like an easier class schedule. I’m sure that sometimes things are hard, fans make things personal, and egregious things happen.  But ultimately, things are really good if you’re a Division 1 football player in the Big Ten playing at Michigan and thus, “Who’s got it better than us?”

As the leaves change in Worthington and the crisp fall weather arrives, that phrase has echoed in my thoughts.  “Who’s got it better than us?” No-body! We’re blessed in Worthington Schools. We have a supportive community, teachers that are dedicated, talented and committed to making a positive difference in the lives of kids.  It’s easy to look around and believe that someone else has it better than we do. Certainly things can be difficult in public education day-to-day, but Worthington Schools has 1,300 staff members striving to empower a community of learners who will change the world.  We’ve got 10,700 amazing students and a community of 62,000 residents who volunteer and support our district. We’re really lucky in Worthington!

 Who’s got it better than us?  No-body!

-Trent Bowers, Superintendent

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