Education

A Year of Growth, Learning, and Working on my Servant’s Heart

I spent some time this morning reflecting on the 2017-18 school year. My twentieth year in education. My fifteenth year as a school leader. My fourth year as the principal of the amazing Quincy Elementary. The year I became an author. What a beautiful journey, and I wonder who learned more in those twenty years...students… Continue reading A Year of Growth, Learning, and Working on my Servant’s Heart

Education, Student Empowerment and Relationships

Why Don’t You Cry Anymore, Student of Mine?

Why don’t you cry anymore, student of mine?You looked so scared that first day of school.I didn’t know how to help you.So I started with a side hug andI told you how glad I am that you are in our class.When you wouldn’t talk to me or join the group,I knew you needed time to… Continue reading Why Don’t You Cry Anymore, Student of Mine?

Education

Serendipity Happened One Year Ago

One year ago my life changed. On December 5, 2015, I pushed 'publish' on my first blog post. I remember that evening, I was so nervous, yet it was exhilarating too. I remember thinking about what to write and deciding to write from my heart. I haven't veered from that approach and it makes writing… Continue reading Serendipity Happened One Year Ago