Education, Inspiration, leadership

A Principal’s Spring Break Message to Staff

August 2014, three teachers stood in the rotunda of Quincy Elementary , holding a sign that said, "Congratulations! Welcome to the Q...". It was surreal, I was not sure what to think. I was so excited, but this was a big deal. Moving my family, changing jobs after 14 years at one school, uprooting our… Continue reading A Principal’s Spring Break Message to Staff

Education, Personal Growth, Student Empowerment and Relationships

How I Avoided the Chopping Block my First Year of Teaching

I stunk it UP my first year of teaching! I mean that I was so bad that there was talk of not having me back for a second year. I made many mistakes that first year, but let's start with the biggest mistake I made--getting into power struggles with students. When I started teaching I… Continue reading How I Avoided the Chopping Block my First Year of Teaching