As we come to the end of 2006, I look back with a great deal of satisfaction as I consider how the DEN community in Illinois has grown this year and as I recall all of the fantastic moments I shared with educators all across the state. I had the pleasure of working with thousands of teachers and Media Specialists and I was able to share wonderful moments with all of the Discovery Educators who participated in the Midwest Summer Institute in Chicago, the National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., and the Day of Discovery events.
At this time of year, I hope you are able to find time to relax and enjoy all of the holiday festivities with your friends and family. Many thanks to all of the Discovery Educators for the energy, enthusiasm, and expertise that you brought to the DEN events that we planned and to all of the day-to-day ventures with which you were involved. You are a great group and I enjoyed working with you this year! Happy Holidays and best wishes for a wonderful New Year!