This post is Part III of The Redefined Principal Project. I am hoping this post will go viral. Not because it contains any great ideas, but because I need the input of a diverse group of educators -- teachers, counselors, administrators, and support staff. Have you witnessed unique leadership ideas or actions that have been … Continue reading Unorthodox (but purposeful) Principal Strategies?
I am almost done with school for the year — just a few more days of wrap-up and administrative meetings. In an effort to refresh (and prepare for a new school year), I am going to take a purposeful break. A sabbatical, so to speak. In the spirit of my 10 Things posts, here is … Continue reading My 30 Day Sabbatical
Today, my parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Not only am I very proud of their devotion to one another, I am incredibly thankful for their parenting and support. I am blessed. This week, I finished my nineteenth year in education, and my seventh as a principal. In that time, I have seen the … Continue reading Standing in the Gap
Like many of you, I have watched with a great deal of sadness as this weekend's events have unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia. The brazen hatred, smugness, and pride emblazoned on the faces of marchers bearing torches is stomach turning. However difficult it may be, I would encourage you not to turn away from the images … Continue reading 5 School Responses to #Charlottesville