I have always loved the first day of school. As a child, it was about picking out the perfect outfit and seeing my friends that I'd missed all summer. As a teacher, it was the anticipation of getting my room ready and meeting my new students. As a principal, it has been setting a vision and focus for the school year.

And now as a mom, I get to watch my boys have their first days of school. I am well aware that this next statement is cliché, but it really is amazing how time flies. It seems like yesterday we were dropping off Zachary at Kindergarten. And, now it is Evan's turn!