Lilead Fellow Dr. Kathy Moore of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District has been recently reinstated as the City of San Ramon’s Poet Laureate for a third term, extended through 2018. Kathy has served as the City of San Ramon’s Poet Laureate since 2012.
Dr. Moore has also just concluded her participation in the Aspiring School Leadership Program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, together with 73 other educators from across the globe. During the program she was able to gain the tools needed to promote educational excellence in a leadership role, building upon knowledge gained through the Lilead Fellows Program, as well as from her Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University East Bay and her M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s.
The following is a poem written by Kathy while at Harvard on November 12, 2016. Please visit her blog for more poetry.
The sky is threatening rain today
this day after the day after the day after
still I travel on
aimlessly passing strangers hugging signs and sorrows
lost in our collective quiet shame
In fading afternoon light
I pass a cemetery of the revolution
where thin and fragile tombstones
draped in dropped November leaves
stand as witness to our history,
America the Beautiful lies buried here
lost and restless deep below