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Greetings from the S.S. Cardinal
by Pamela Lindsay
It is hard to believe our ship has reached Spring 2016. Our first CAA quarter in the fall of 2009 seems oceans away. How far the journey has taken us...and how many journeys lie ahead for our amazing star students! We acknowledge the five foundational points that create those shooting stars.
First, our student families who continue to support and inform the mission of CAA and vision for ongoing growth of new and exciting opportunities for changing perceptions of ability.
Second, our staff of teachers and administrators who hear that information and act on it to support dreams and convert them to tangible actions and programs propelling students toward their goals.
Third, our executive board who gift us with their desire to be acknowledged as cheerleaders and messengers of the work being done by CAA's staff and students. Their presence within our CAA community elevates awareness and recognition of the importance and talents of our star students.
The fourth point is the working board. Each member who has served on our working board has given tirelessly of their time and talents to ensure our processes, procedures, and policies evolve in tandem with the growth they power within our programs. They also somehow capture our student's magical stardust and keep it shining so our community can appreciate the trails they have blazed. The fifth point is our wonderful community, collaborating with our schools of study to offer unbelievable academic and professional experiences. These experiences are expanding to include language arts, math, and science. Therefore, we have grown from an arts-based collegiate environment to that of a liberal arts-based school for ongoing adult learning. These five points have built our original steamboat into a rapid rocket ship, along with which the students will no doubt continue to soar above expectations!! Come grab any or all points of their shooting stars and fly with them into the bright horizon. We can't wait to see what new galaxies of talents they discover this year!