In writing my own code of ethics I really wanted to illuminate that we are on the cusp of some really potentially history-making scenarios. As we contemplate gender equality, gender fluidity, the re-segregation of our schools, and what it means to be accepting and tolerant in an era of increased hate crimes, we must balance that with what it means to live in a geographic region that holds strongly to down-home, “traditional” values. It is not unlikely that any of us in this cohort will face one or more of these issues in our careers as educational leaders. It is also imperative to note that while not every issue that comes across our desks may be one of these “high stakes” hot topics, the issue very likely is high stakes to someone; to some child. Whether it be adopting a new curriculum or deciding whether or not to hand down a suspension, our actions have impact that have lasting effects on the children we serve. Holding ourselves in the highest regard of ethical practice is essential to the well-being of those children.