It’s a nurturing setting

Published 6:00 am Friday, May 8, 2015

Brewton City Schools has recently administered various exams that are designed to measure what students have learned during the school year. But as adults, we too must realize that there is no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons and tests. We must always look for opportunities to learn as we seek to grow and become better people.
In my life, I’ve learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you. I’ve learned that the people you like the least are often the ones who need you the most. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do. I’ve learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
I’ve learned that a good friend and I can do anything – or nothing – and still have the best time. I’ve learned that the people you expect to kick you when you’re down often turn out to be the ones who will help lift you back up. I’ve learned that when one door closes, another usually opens. But the most significant thing I’ve learned is that I never stop learning.
The motto of Brewton City Schools, “Everybody Learns, Everyday!” contains a mere three words that we use to fuel our appetite for knowledge. This simple declaration, however, is applicable to each of us in every aspect of our lives.
Many organizations today fail to tap into their full potential because the only reward they give their employees is a paycheck. Successful organizations, however, take a different approach. In exchange for the work a person gives, he receives not only his paycheck, but is also nurtured by the people he works for.
Nurturing has the ability to transform people’s lives and the organization’s future because people tend to be more productive when they are nurtured. Nurturing typically creates a strong emotional and professional foundation within workers that is beneficial to the overall organization.
The practice of nurturing administrators is quite simple. They need to know that they can depend on their leader to believe in them, to encourage them, to share with them, and to trust them. That assurance results in productive administrators who are more secure, confident, motivated, and loyal to the organization.
In my brief experience on site, it is apparent that the Brewton City Schools are blessed with employees throughout the organization who genuinely want to see others succeed. They choose to nurture others because they understand that it results in a win-win for all involved.
It’s a great time to be a Brewton Tiger!

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About Kenneth Varner

Dr. Varner currently serves as Superintendent of Brewton City Schools.

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