by Caroline Vander ArkJune 30, 2011
I see skies of blue and clouds of white
I hear babies cry, I watch them grow
-Louis Armstrong, What A Wonderful World
As we celebrate Tom’s birthday today- its fitting to highlight his favorite song. For as long as I could remember anytime What a Wonderful World comes on the radio, Tom closes his eyes and hums the lyrics. Its his “take you to another place” song. He has every recording and version available on iTunes. No matter how bad or stressful the day is its the type of song that can make you stop and evaluate your surroundings. “We have it pretty darn good”, Tom usually says when a song like that ends. Music can give you great perspective.
Here’s a few other things you might not know about Tom:
But most of all, Tom is totally and completely obsessed with education. He wakes up with a passion for education so rich that it inspires people around him. Tom won’t relax until every student has access to a quality education. Its not just a career to him, its his life. Happy Birthday Tom!
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