A parent contacted me to voice their concern over my absence from the Westlake High School Graduation today. The parent was right to contact me. In hindsight I should not have placed any other obligation or priority above attending the graduation. It is a decision which I regret. I won’t make excuses for myself. I should have been there to support our graduates today. I offer my sincere apologies to our Westlake Thunder parents, to Principal Openshaw, school administration, and especially to our graduates. I am proud of each of you for your accomplishments and I hope that you will forgive me for not being there to support you today.