A Letter from BOD President, Laura Kay Berry

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!  
-Audrey Hepburn

Five days ago, I had the pleasure of watching our children enter through the doors of Dynamic Community Charter School as we opened our doors for the very first time. Given both the exceptional abilities and challenges present in our student population, I am amazed at how quickly we are settling in as a school. It is incredible to think that just twenty-one months ago, Diane Morris held an informational meeting to explore the possibility of opening a project-based charter school for special needs students.

 It has been my pleasure to have been along for the entire journey from that first meeting.  Her passionate vision for the school was shaped and formed into what we will celebrate at our Open House and Ribbon Cutting on September 13th. Please join me in extending our collective gratitude to Diane for all she has done for our Dynamic Community.  Diane and our other incredible board members Sara Turner, Amy Cameron, David Berry, David Prestrud, Kristin Ferguson, Sondra Davis, and Erica Spann have worked tirelessly to bring forth a structure both literally and figuratively that will become a national model for educating exceptional children.

Thank you to our families for trusting us with your fantastic children and for your extraordinary efforts and support this summer to help us open our doors.  I have had the opportunity to meet many of our students and they truly are the heart and soul of our Dynamic Community. Thank you to our exceptional faculty and staff for their comment to our students and our vision.  Their enthusiasm and dedication are remarkable and we appreciate them joining our children on this journey.

 I have often been accused of being overly optimistic.  The glass to me is always half full.  However, I assure you my strength lies in seeing the big picture, including obstacles, while remaining positive and focused on reaching the goal. As parents and guardians, we have learned to celebrate our children’s successes; with patience and encouragement, we help turn their challenges into accomplishments.  With Dynamic Community, we have the unique opportunity to do the same at school.

We have many exciting opportunities this year and I am honored to help lead our Dynamic Community going forward. We are launching a new parent organization and look forward to seeing how our families continue to help shape the vision of our Dynamic Community.  We have an awesome, hip, and trendy theme for a spectacular gala in early 2015. Mark your calendars for September 16th at 7 pm to help us plan what will be the gala of the year to raise much needed funds to ensure our children the support and services they deserve. You’re also invited to a forum to be scheduled in the next few weeks where our faculty and families can help visualize and give valuable input on our outside project space.

It is my honor and privilege to help build upon the incredible foundation laid by Diane Morris and our Board to date as we continue building our Dynamic Community. My philosophy on leadership is that to lead is to serve. Together, we can lead the way in excellence of educating children with disabilities.

If we haven’t met, please introduce yourself, and I look forward to working with each of you on this amazing journey,

Laura Kay Berry