Sometimes school breaks come at the most needed times. Walking away from the daily expectations and allowing ourselves to just take a moment to enjoy life without the adding stress of work is rejuvenating, to say the least. Now, don't get me wrong...I love my job! There are so many reasons why I love what… Continue reading Finding My Focus
The title of this blog post is a reaction to a very interesting and motivating chat I was part of this morning. I drag my butt out of bed every Saturday morning before 7:30, throw some coffee on and join #leadupchat because I am so inspired by the conversation and the people who gather there.… Continue reading How Do I KNOW?
I spend a lot of time thinking about improvement. Mostly about how I can improve my teaching and leadership and hopefully, in some way, have some influence on improvement in in our school and our system. Right now I am reading "Effective Supervision" by Marzano, Frontier and Livingston. The basis of the book is about… Continue reading Getting Better At What We Do
At the end of June I reflected on my first year as principal realizing that it had been a great year and although I had done many things right, I had many things I wanted to change. There were times when I wondered if I could lead with my heart because I took things… Continue reading Leading with Your Heart
I have survived a full month of being principal of my elementary school. I used to always wonder why principals called their school "MY" school, but now I understand. It is that unbelievable sense of pride you have in the staff that you work with, the students that keep us learning everyday and the parents who support… Continue reading The Bus is Loaded…