DEAR EDITOR:

The Telluride Education Foundation (TEF) is founded on three principles — learning, character and community. Never have those three tenets been more important than in the past year. Teachers and students were able to learn in new and different ways, some successful, some not so much, but we learned. Collectively our character was tested, and although there may have been some bad days overall, we supported one another. Whether over Zoom, on the slopes, on a hockey rink or finally back in person in the classroom, we were able to show leadership and compassion towards one another. Last but not least our community not only stayed intact, but thrived, remaining a top hospitality spot, putting on shows at the Sheridan or winning on the lacrosse field. We figured out how to make it work.

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