During my long career in education I have encountered many challenges and been involved in many projects designed to improve the educational environment and the educational opportunities for students. In the midst of those challenges and projects there have always been those voices claiming that what we had or what we were doing was “good enough.” Those voices were content with the status quo, the way things were, the easier “no change” way to move forward. Their mantra was, “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it!” Over the years I realized that the best response was, “You don’t have to be sick to get better!”
The Brookwood Complex is a fine athletic facility. Many districts envy what we have. The soccer field, the football field, and the track may be “good enough,” but the realization of Brookwood 2.0 will make the complex so much better. It will provide a better place for our student-athletes to compete, for our band to march, and for our fans to spectate.
The Clare community demonstrates in many ways that it is committed to being among the best examples of small town America. I urge everyone to consider supporting Brookwood 2.0 as a further demonstration that Pioneers Are Leaders!
Lee J. Turner,
Clare HS Principal