DECATUR COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION. Are We ALL IN ? A Back to School Message Fred H. Rayfield, Ed.D. Superintendent. Confronting Reality.
Are We ALL IN?
A Back to School Message
Fred H. Rayfield, Ed.D.
We cannot close our eyes to the tough realities we face. If we are honest about the difficult issues and are addressing them head – on people will trust us.
There are no hopeless situations . There are only men and women who have grown hopeless about them.
Our present troubles are quite small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever.
It was for my own good that I had such hard times.
Transparency is based on the principles of honesty, openness, integrity and authenticity. It is based on doing things in the open where all can see. Part of transparency is sharing information.
Great leaders build trust by first holding themselves, then others, accountable. Take responsibility for bad results. Holding others accountable assures performers that poor performers will not pull them down.
For your thoughts become your words.
Be careful of your words…
For your words become your actions.
Be careful of your actions…
For your actions become your habits.
Be careful of your habits…
For your habits become your character.
Be careful of your character…
For your character becomes your destiny.
We are ALL IN !
Let’s all move from “Good to Great” Together
All residents of Decatur County are invited to attend monthly
Board of Education Meetings
For more information on state education, policy, and budget, call the
Georgia Department of Education at 404-463-1543
Visit their website at www.doe.k12.ga.us