I was really nervous and woke up super early the day #NPC18 began. I traveled to Chicago by car because it is just a three-hour drive from my house, and I was staying with my cousin who lives near downtown. It is always a bonus to spend time with her--we catch up right where we… Continue reading Love and Light and #NPC18
I can barely sleep the night before any time I get with my school staff. The minutes we have together are so few and so precious, and I want them to be meaningful, inspiring, enjoyable, and have a direct positive impact on our students. As a school leader, I feel incredible pressure to make the… Continue reading Teachers Deserve Good Teachers Too.
I remember walking into a party shortly after I learned that my book was going to be published. The party was full of people I hold near and dear to my heart and I couldn't wait to share my excitement with them. And I remember one particular person who filled my heart with joy because… Continue reading Empathy isn’t just for the bad times.