Administration, Leadership, Parents, Reading, Relationships, Teamwork

The Joys of Being Invisible

There are times when I am at school sitting in a meeting or standing at the back of a classroom when I have a feeling all of a sudden like I am behind Harry Potter's invisibility cloak.  I think it must be sort of like an out of body experience because I am so overwhelmed… Continue reading The Joys of Being Invisible

Parents, Relationships, Teamwork

Reaching Out to Our Parents

  This fall when we re-organized our School Community Council (SCC) for another year, I was struggling to try to find a member who wanted to step up to be chairperson for the committee.  Our past chair had worked tirelessly for two years and was wanting a break.  I can't say I blame her because… Continue reading Reaching Out to Our Parents

Parents, Relationships, Teaching

Strong Relationships for Student Success

    We have just completed another round of 3-way conferences and in some cases teachers are still meeting with a few parents who needed rescheduled times. As I was leaving the school on Wednesday evening when conferences were finished,  reflecting on how things had gone, and feeling very weary, I must admit,  I also felt lucky to… Continue reading Strong Relationships for Student Success