Thank You

It has been a very exciting, surreal and humbling couple of days as I officially retired. 

All I have left to say is “THANK YOU”.

THANK YOU to my wife Deb. She’s put up with a lot of lonely nights while I’ve been out. She’s been a listening ear, the voice of reason and has stood by me move after move and through thick and thin.

THANK YOU to my kids. Nicole, AJ and Abby, you didn’t always have it easy with your dad as a coach and as an athletic administrator but I am so proud of you. 

The experiences each of you got to have through your participation in education based athletics and activities helped to make you who you are today. 

You are stronger and better because of them and I will always believe that.  I am very proud of each of you and the lives that you are living.  You are making a difference.

THANK YOU to all of the students, athletes, coaches, fellow teachers, administrators, custodians, cooks, bus drivers, game and event workers and all of the other support staff that I have had the pleasure of working with the past 37 years in the districts I’ve been a part of.  There are so many people needed to help make events run. I may be one of those volunteers now.

THANK YOU to my collegues. I consider it a privilege to do what I’ve done teaching, coaching and being an athletic administrator. The friends I have made from across the country could only be made by being in this profession. The AD profession in particular is one of tightest and most supportive group of peers anyone could have. Truly special.

I have so many memories. So many moments that will go with me forever. I look forward to what’s next and how I can continue to help my friends and colleagues continue to make a difference.

A heartfelt, sincere and humble “THANK YOU”.

I’m always cheering for you.

(I am taking next week off from writing to relax, enjoy and gather more thoughts.  Enjoy the 4th of July weekend).

#leadership #motivation #coaching
#bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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