As we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with our families and friends, let us appreciate what is beautiful in our lives and remind ourselves what we are grateful for. Every day, our educators and parents try to make the world better for children. We look to the future and search for ways to improve our lives, and the lives of the children in our care.

During this month of gratitude, let us all be thankful for the pleasures—and challenges—life has thrown our way.

Posted by Carmen Fariña

Former Chancellor of NYC Schools, lifelong educator, native Brooklynite, and proud abuela.