Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Teachers go above and beyond in so many ways. Teachers who communicate with parents regularly build relationships with them so that when a tough situation arises, the foundation has been set and the parent already knows the teacher… Continue reading When Parents Say Thank You.
No, this is not a post about the coronavirus. Well, not directly, anyway. If you’re looking for a post about flipping out about COVID-19, not flipping out about it, or where you can get toilet paper on the black market, you’re at the wrong place. Until now, I’ve struggled with the thought that I don’t… Continue reading P is for Positive
As this decade comes to a close, I want to take a moment to document, mainly so my aging mind will remember, the most cherished moments of the Twenty-tens. Oh Baby! We completed our family with the addition of Cruz in 2012. I do! Times 20! Coby and I celebrated our 20th Anni in 2018.… Continue reading My Top 10 of the Twenty-Tens
I did not walk out today. Don't get me wrong, I fully support all of the roughly 30,000 educators who marched at the Capitol today. But my school was in session, so instead of walking out, I walked in. I walked in to see students already in the hallway at 7:20 AM because their parents… Continue reading I Walked In
Excuse me while I apologize for having to dust off the cobwebs on my WordPress account. To say it's been a while...is a BIG understatement. (Better late than never, right?) This year was amazing, challenging, exhilarating and different. There were many "firsts", and unfortunately, some "lasts". My #oneword2016 was "seek". There were moments, relationships, and… Continue reading Letting Go, Looking Back, and Learning to be Brave
I was inspired by Jay Posick to share some events or things that occurred today as I led my school. In his honest & real blog post "4 Fingers Pointing Back at You."(Prepare to be blown away when you read it.), Jay talks about the great day he had today, as well as, the not-so-great… Continue reading Today.
This post is co-written with three amazing Principal friends of mine - Lindsy @lmstump - Jessica @JessicaCabeen - Adam @awelcome All four of us are educational leaders, we all have a spouse, children of our own and are very connected with social media in our personal lives and for work. Being connected is amazing, but when we spend… Continue reading We See So Much More
As I head home from National Harbor, the site of the 2016 NAESP Better Schools Conference, I am compelled to reflect on my experience and the impact attending the conferences has made and will continue to make on my leadership. This was my 3rd NAESP Conference to attend (Nashville and Long Beach are the two… Continue reading #NAESP16: An opportunity for some R & R.
I was challenged by Meghan Loyd in her blog post (After my snafu with the donut tweet last Sunday on #oklaed, I'll never again spell your name incorrectly.) and Kelly Husted in his blog post to write a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 blog and include the following questions. I'm WAY behind on this challenge and blogging, in general.… Continue reading 5, 4, 3, 2, One-derful!
Reflecting back on 2015, brings so many moments, experiences, and relationships to mind. The year has been an amazing one, full of challenges and growth. It has been a year of learning and pushing myself. Simply put, this year has been great and infused with remarkable moments. Moments of aprehension about new apps and new… Continue reading #2015BestNine: 9 Ways I Grew as a Leader in 2015