I can’t help but smile when someone wishes me a happy summer vacation. By time summer school ends in July it will be time for my New and Emerging Leaders Institute and before I know it I will be getting ready for teachers to arrive Aug 12. Much like the Ouroboros of legend, it is difficult to pinpoint where the beginning starts and the end concludes. Sure, the first and last day of school bring with it some sort of start and close to the traditional school year, however for me it has become more of a marking of transition. Administrators seem to always be in the midst of starting or concluding something, often at the same time. I find myself just 17 days into summer break saying summer is already over!