Right about now Tina is “graduating” from West Sylvan Middle School on the west side of Portland and and in the fall will be working side by side w Elena Overvold in Madison High School, on the east side.
Next year, however, she will only be working half time, every other day. She just wouldn’t be able to do the full time thing and all the other stuff she is doing with CI Liftoff – the past two years for her have been a constant source of high stress. So the change to Madison is a blessing for her.
So I wanted to publish something that Tina created in 2016 that she called A Museum in the Sky. It has taken form in the new books as the class galleries. This was when we were both going full speed ahead with the Invisibles. It is a gallery of images her kids created, with readings.
So this article is intended to be a nice send off from West Sylvan for her, so she can reflect back on that year when CI Liftoff literally blasted off and took us with it in the CI Liftoff rocket ship.
Let us toast Tina’s courage and tenacity in writing two books totaling about 750 pages with me (it’s easy for me because my initials are B.S.) while teaching full time, flying around the country training people, creating the CI Liftoff page which has grown from only 70 people in 2016 to almost 4,000 today, and doing countless other things in a spirit of real selfless service to others.
Here are some memories for you, Tina. I left some of the 2016 comments in below bc it’s fun to read where we were then, in those pre-blast off days: