I once had a fortune cookie that simply read: “Circumstances do not make the person; circumstances merely reveal that person to themselves.” The power of those words have long stayed with me. Maybe now more than ever we should think about what we reveal about ourselves to others, especially our students. They will surely see us rise to our current circumstances because that’s what teachers do. They will surely see us embrace the challenges of our time because that’s what teachers do. They will surely see us care about their safety and education more than is sane and logical because that’s what teachers have always done and will always do.
Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education
KHS America

About the Author

Dr. Boonshaft, Director of Education for KHS America, is the author of the critically acclaimed best-selling books Teaching Music with Passion, Teaching Music with Purpose, and Teaching Music with Promise. Dr. Boonshaft is currently on the faculty of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he is Professor of Music. He was honored by the National Association for Music Education and Music For All as the first recipient of the “George M. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education.”