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
My Nashville Half-Marathon: hills, pain, and serendipity
Hmmm....would I be mad or happy if the race was cancelled due to the thunderstorm? I remember thinking this the morning of the race, stomach in knots, nervous energy putting a pep in my step and making me giggle. I had never traveled for a race before and I had been anticipating it for months.… Continue reading My Nashville Half-Marathon: hills, pain, and serendipity
How to Smile…I Mean Cry…No, I Mean SMILE!
My mom became my best friend as I became an adult. When she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2010, I was so scared for her and, honestly, for me. Shortly after her diagnosis, she had surgery to remove a football-sized tumor, and during surgery she suffered several strokes. That meant that not only did… Continue reading How to Smile…I Mean Cry…No, I Mean SMILE!