Congratulations to our Rustin class teacher Sarai Nieves on her acceptance into the SPARC program with Friends Council on Education. The SPARC program, Spirited Practice and Renewed Courage, is a leadership development program based on principles from Park Palmer’s “Courage to Teach” work. Sarai will participate in this two-year program with a cohort. Together they will engage in critical reflection, dialogue and feedback to explore personal and professional growth. Along with two-dozen teachers nationwide, Sarai has been selected to take part in this learning community. Thank you, Sarai, for your continued growth and self-directed, reflective, professional development.