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Chief of Staff's Message

Message from Baba Ron, Chief of Staff

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”

- Maya Angelou

Peace and Blessings Family,

I am honored and excited to join the Imhotep Family and Community. I have had the great fortune for the past 15 years to work with and learn from amazing students and educators across the landscape of education in charter schools, private schools and public schools in both Philadelphia and Newark. Since joining the Imhotep Family in July I have seen the tremendous love that the school has for their families and their scholars. It was a joy to see the many smiling faces at our community Town Hall meetings the past couple of weeks. The Imhotep Family is truly something special and I can’t wait to get to know each of you. While we may be socially distant, the Imhotep love lives in each of our hearts and will keep us connected until the doors of the building open again.

As we embark on the 20-21 school year we do so in a changed world. A world that none of us have previously experienced; that will push us to call on the resilience of our ancestors to ensure that we rise to the challenge that has been presented to us.

We are the descendants of great African fathers and great African mothers who once imagined and created the great civilizations of Africa. We are the dreams realized of our heroic ancestors that survived being brought to this land against their will. Heroic ancestors that built the wealth of this nation with the blood, sweat and tears. It is our history and it is our legacy, when faced with the challenge of the unknown to look at what was and dare to dream and reimagine what can be.

In the 20-21 school year, let us not be limited by the education we left behind on March 13, 2020; let us not settle for the education that got us through the final quarter of the 19-20 school year but let us dare to reimagine an education for our scholars that empowers them to reimagine what the future can be for us all.

R ealize that the only limitations we have are those we place on ourselves
E mpower your mind to believe that you already possess what is necessary to change the world
I nvoke the spirit of your ancestors to guide you through this journey
M otivated communities multiply the efforts of a few
A ccept no excuses from yourself and others
G uard against the doubt and fears that will try to distract you from your goals
I nspired action is the key to manifesting that which you desire
N ever stop believing in yourself and your greatness
E very accomplishment begins with the decision to try