William W. Purkey

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
love like you’ll never be hurt,
sing like there’s nobody listening,
and live like it’s heaven on earth.
– William W. Purkey

Human potential, though not always apparent, is there waiting to be discovered and invited
– William W. Purkey

A student is the most important person ever in this school – in person, on the telephone, or
by mail. A student is not dependent on us – we are dependent on the student. A student is
not an interruption of our work – the student is the purpose of it. We are not doing a favor
by serving the student – the student is doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to do
so. A student is a person who brings us his or her desire to learn. It is our job to handle each
student in a manner which is beneficial to the student and ourselves.
– William W. Purkey