Tina Plousis

3rd Grade Teacher

"Kindness is essential to a successful classroom setting. It creates an environment of trust that acts as a springboard for collaboration, creativity and peer acceptance. Since we began participating in the #BeKind initiative, kindness has become a natural reflex of our words and actions. It is who we are. The change in our culture at school has been significant."


Karran Gloer


"As a wife, parent, daughter, friend, neighbor, co-worker, and fellow human being, I believe kindness is a value and a choice to serve others the best way we can. Sometimes kindness means saying the words that no one else is willing to say with the intent of truth and respect. Kindness means treating others the way you wish to be treated. It is not always easy, and sometimes we get it wrong, but that's okay as long as we admit and apologize to those we may have hurt. Ultimately, I believe that kindness is a journey of faith, courage, hope, fearlessness, acceptance, and love for others."