Cardinal Wuerl's keynote set the tone of NCEA '14 with thoughtful reflections and deeper considerations of the opportunities at hand through Pope Francis' call for New Evangelism. Indeed, New Evangelism is a good fit for the mission of TWIN, as we strive to provide students not only with a bilingual education, but also an educational experience that is infused with the light of the Lord.
That light, which we hope to ignite within our students for the rest of their lives, must also be lit within each of us who are part of the TWIN initiative. The TWIN schools spent many hours at the NCEA '14 conference learning, discussing, and sharing about their experiences with bilingual education this past school year. Their dedication to the TWIN program is essential for its success. More than that, the TWIN teachers and administrators are showing their meaningful commitment to each other as well. As Dr. Scanlan and others have presented at these very sessions, the TWIN schools need each other in order to form a true community of practice. The fellowship that the TWIN community experienced helped make that light burn a bit brighter in all of us. One can only imagine the inspiring Summer Academy that is in store for us.