It is a great privilege to return to work at Comanche ISD as the interim superintendent after having served the district from 2000-2009. I am eager to renew the acquaintances of all those members of the staff, student body, parents and community from those earlier years, as well as make acquaintances with all the new ones who have joined us since my retirement. This is a great school district with outstanding areas of success and I look forward to celebrating all the success I expect in the new school year. However, the challenges are great, maybe much greater than those that can be overcome by a handful of individuals. To be successful, we all must rally around the best interests of the students of this district in order to multiply our efforts so that the "whole is greater than the sum of all our parts," as stated by Aristotle many generations ago. We must join together so that our combined efforts result in exponential progress and I look forward to finding my place in this magnificent equation--I hope you will too. It is certainly a worthwhile endeavor for the sake of the future of our students, our community, state, nation and globe--join with us in our efforts!