Transportation Administrators of Arizona!
It is hard to believe that just four weeks ago we were all together in Flagstaff at the 2023 TAA Conference. I hope each that attended took something valuable back to your districts to support deeper learning, better planning, and safety conscious results.
For the majority of us school begins this week! Some started last week, and a few will follow in early August. I don’t know about you but for me, the first days, weeks of school are always filled with the best energy! Energy to succeed, energy to engage with staff, community, and students, and energy to adapt and adjust to challenges. We believe the energy comes on the heels of rest, and brings an optimism for solutions. In order to keep your energy up you have to balance with rest and resources.
As you start your school year remember to use your valuable resources. Rely on each other, share duties and tasks around your department. Not only will this lighten the load for everyone, it will build trust and empower your team. Anyone who knows this work knows the first days can be endless. Remember that tomorrow is another opportunity to finish the list. Juggling priorities to maintain rest is critical to positivity and good decisions.
No matter your start of school approach, or kick off traditions we know each of you will offer refreshed and valuable learning, necessary tips and tricks, and support to your teams as you set the pace for your year. Best of luck to each and every one of you. Don’t forget to have a little fun!
TAA recently distributed a brief satisfaction/feedback survey for your review evaluating the 2023 Conference. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and feedback.
Planning for not only our 2024 conference but for our region meetings for the 2023-2024 school year will begin before you know it. We will also be opening interest for any educational partners to join our efforts in support of Arizona student transportation and ongoing learning. This is a 2 year commitment and the details of the role can be found in our TAA email@example.com.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your TAA Board with any and all industry related questions. We are happy to help in any way we can.
As you start your school year with the heaviness of hot days, compliance requirements, and ever changing guidelines keep your energy up, remain solutions oriented and optimistic as you and your teams positively impact kids and community every day.
Celebrate the start