Honored to share the story of Pax with the 5th grade and K-5 gifted and talented students at Ponca City's Roosevelt Elementary School. My cousin Ronda, closest of all my cousins, has been the Principal there for 12 years. Through physical fitness, a strong teacher team approach, a priority that "each student knows we love them" and a positive atmosphere despite a zillion challenges in funding and policy - these kids and teachers are a model school.
When I finished the talk and answered more than 30 questions, the group joined together to give me the Mule Cheer and the Roughrider (their school mascot) Blessing. We should all be so lucky to spend time together in schools like this.
A copy of FINDING PAX is now available in the school's library. <3