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About the Visit

As life-long learners, professional growth continues to inspire and inform our work as teachers and administrators. We embrace professional development as a responsibility to our students and as an opportunity to enrich the curriculum and enhance the overall student experience. In preparation for the year ahead, our entire faculty dedicated time this summer to reading Thrivers: Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine by best-selling author Michele Borba, Ed.D. Michele’s book reflects her latest research about the surprising difference between those who struggle and those who succeed. She speaks to the notion that resiliency is an acquired skill and shares seven teachable character strengths that help children develop agency and thrive. The ideas brought forth by the author support what RPDS believes about child development and the importance we place in helping to build the same seven character traits Michele speaks about in her book - confidence, empathy, self-control, integrity, curiosity, perseverance, and optimism. 

In addition to reading Thrivers, we have also invited the author, Michele Borba, to work closely with our faculty during our February faculty meeting and to also engage parents in a conversation about the book on the evening of Thursday, February 2nd at 6:00 p.m. in Bittinger Hall. 

RSVP Information

RPDS Parents we encourage you to invite friends and neighbors for this special author visit. Please RSVP by filling out the form below.