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Recruiting and Retaining


Fully engaged. Creating a better world, one leader at a time. Empowering leaders to live life on purpose. These are a few slogans used by various companies to attract employees. What I know is that who we are as educators is not a motto, quick slogan, rhyming phrase, or hashtag. And rarely do these catch... Continue Reading →

You Matter


Sometimes it seems like the world is crashing down around us.  Educators are often judged solely by results on standardized tests, students come needing more than we are equipped to provide, and more often than people would like to admit there are more day days in the month than dollars in the checking account. And... Continue Reading →

What They’ll Remember


What will our students remember at the end of the year? Will they remember all the things we taught them? Will they remember all the skills we worked on? Will they remember all this for the test? Perhaps.  We hope. Will they remember the events of the Civil War? Will they remember what causes the... Continue Reading →

Reaching for Greatness


Think of the teachers that had a positive impact on you.  Why might they have been successful?  Certainly effective teaching is going on for the very reason that we can think of those people in our own lives.  There are three teachers I feel had the most impact on my identity as a learner.  Sister... Continue Reading →

Indoctrination to Education


I remember my first year in education: Kindergarten.  As the baby of the family, I was beyond excited to finally be able to board the bus and head to school with my brother and sister.  Back then kindergarten students went to school for a half day. There were morning and afternoon classes, and I was... Continue Reading →

Teacher Appreciation Week


This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. As a way to honor all teachers, our department has decided to specifically talk about and acknowledge specific teachers - both teachers who have influenced us in our educational journey and teachers we interact with and support across this district.  Each day this week a different person from the... Continue Reading →

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