Well, I'm here to tell you that dreams can come true! Guess who came to Cy Creek on February 20th to meet me? Another hint…He has been intrigued on how I am encouraging my district of 114,000 students and over 14,000 staff to become "Freds". He even nicknamed me Fredette! Yes, you are correct in your answer… it was Mark Sanborn from Denver, Colorado, author of The Fred Factor!!
What an amazing day! My student Fred Ambassadors set up a table on how to turn your student body into a campus of Freds. We had handouts, "You're A Fred" and "Be Extraordinary" note cards, and Fred Jars available to all of our guests to take before they went into the auditorium to hear Mark Sanborn speak.
The following introduction is what I shared to the audience. As you can see, Mark is a phenomenal person. What an extraordinary opportunity all of us had that were able to attend his speaking engagement!
While standing on my tile....
Good Morning. Cy-Creek welcomes the staff from the following schools: Truitt, Yeager, Arnold, Thornton, Campbell, Bleyl, Goodson, Cy Falls, District Leaders, School Board Trustee, Mr. Jackson, guests, and True Freds, Joe Ruffin and my mom, Beverly Barnes. Welcome to this exceptional event!
Mark is a bestselling author and recognized by LeadershipGurus.net as one of the top 10 leadership experts in the world today. He writes an award-winning blog and is the author of The Fred Factor which has sold more than two million copies to date and has established him as the expert on turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. Mark is an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis and is featured by Crestcom in DVD based training taught in 90 countries. His list of 2600 clients include Harley Davidson, Costco, Cisco, In & Out Burger, FedEx, IBM, ESPN, and now CFISD. He holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association. He is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame and a member of the Speakers Roundtable which is made up of 20 of the top speakers in America. And THE most exceptional quality to me is...he is a FRED!
Please welcome, from Denver, Colorado, Mark Sanborn!
Philosophy of Teaching All of my life, I have enjoyed working with children and have always desired to teach. It is my belief that no matter what socio-economic background, everyone deserves to achieve his/her educational goals. It is my ambition to facilitate this process.Growing up in the Houston area, I have always been aware of the Cypress-Fairbanks School District. The district's reputation of excellence is well known, not only in the Houston metroplex, but throughout the state of Texas. As a professional educator, it is important to be associated with a school district whose goals for its students are aligned with my philosophy of teaching.