Our logo is a rendition of the famous Pale Blue Dot image of Earth captured by the Voyager 1 probe as it reached a distance of nearly 6 billion kilometers. In the original image, the three colored lines are bands of scattered light and the Earth is a small tiny dot (less than a pixel) seen within the yellow band. To view our home in such a manner speaks volumes about humanity – who we are, what we can accomplish, and the “folly of human conceits”, as captured by Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot speech.
For us, it is an inspiration to push the boundaries of what we can achieve in education – to keep exploring, discovering, and in turn expanding our perspectives of ourselves. It emphasizes the need for a human-centered, holistic approach to schooling that values an individual’s background and needs. By following this path, our goal is to gain the insights to create a new vision of education that supports students and adults in the 21st century. We understand that in this effort we may take wrong turns and we expect to receive criticism, but this is necessary in order to stay on the frontier of our work and inspire others to join us.