On Feb. 24, I joined a group of teachers, students, parents, administrators, and community members who gathered to begin discussing the design phase of Tallmadge's new K-5 and middle school buildings. The architects of Sol Harris/Day led this "Educational Visioning Session." Superintendent, Jeff Ferguson perfectly captured the theme of the day while addressing the group in his closing remarks when he said, "Today was a process, a journey, a first step."

Kudos to the Tallmadge School Board for seeking participation from both those who will be using the new facilities and from a cross section of the community who will be supporting these same facilities. This array of participants will certainly facilitate a design that will serve Tallmadge for many years to come. There will be many steps in this journey; this was indeed a good first one.

Chuck Victor, Tallmadge