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April 2017

April 23, 2017

Dear Members Of The Georgetown Community:

For centuries, mankind has been obsessed with determining the meaning of life. Why do we exist? What is our purpose? Philosophers from cultures all over the world have tried to answer this question in numerous ways. Does it relate to religion? Science? Some conception of morality?

I don’t get what all of the fuss is about. I am sitting at home holding my newborn baby. I have absolutely no doubt what the meaning of life is. It is all about continuing life, and the true magnificence of family.

No one can debate that I am truly blessed. My amazing wife just gave birth to my fifth child. My purpose in life is to make the lives of children better. Of course, my first priority is to ensure happiness for my five. But I also am trusted each and every day to take care of your children who attend Georgetown Public Schools.

A few years ago, I was asked what to some might be considered a fairly basic question. I was asked what is the purpose of my work. I decided not to take this question lightly. In fact, I thought long and hard about how I wanted to answer it. But even after a few sleepless nights, the answer ended up being simple. The purpose of my work is that every day, on my drive home, I want to be able to reflect on what I did that day, and find one decision, one statement, or one act that made the life of a child better.

There have been some days that I was not sure if I was successful in meeting my purpose. I can honestly say that this only makes me work harder to do so the next day. I write this so that you can all rest assured that I “get” your kids, and truly care about their safety and success.

If the meaning of life is all about family, I want to make sure that I do everything I can for mine. But in a short period of time, I also consider the people within the Georgetown community to be my family. So it is my calling, my duty, and my obligation to take care of them as well.

Much has been accomplished in the world of student services at Georgetown Public Schools during the past nine months. And there is so much more to be done. I invite you all to hear about what we have done this year, and what is to come, at our SEPAC meeting on Tuesday, April 25th, at 7:00 PM. I hope to see my new family then.

Sincerely and Respectfully,

Jack Tiano

Director of Student Services