Eight Inspiring Books from 2018

December 28, 2018

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December 28, 2018

This post explores eight of my favorite books that I read in 2018. Six are dedicated to leadership while two are children's books that inspired me.

April 28, 2018

 I have written in the past about my mother and her horrific battle with metastatic breast cancer. My mother passed away on September 1 and there have been a number of situations since then that have brought up memories coupled with a series of emotions. I am cert...

March 16, 2018

This post discusses an educator who has made a difference in the lives of so many through empathy, compassion, heart, intensity, and class.

February 24, 2018

It was more than 33 years ago, but I remember my first day of preschool like it was yesterday. This was not a great experience for a number of reasons which is why I have such a strong memory of it.

I attended a neighborhood preschool about three blocks from my home. I...

January 2, 2018

People all over the world will identify resolutions, goals, or establish their #oneword for the year in the coming hours or may have completed this work, as 2018 is upon us. I have never been too big into resolutions; I am more interested in behaviors and act...

November 25, 2017

In the summer of 2013, I wrapped up my first year as an elementary principal and attended a national conference for the first time. At the National Association of Elementary Principal's Conference in Baltimore, I was blown away by the number of people, quality of prese...

August 13, 2017

Schools are back in session or are going to be in the next couple of weeks across the country. I will begin my sixth year as a building principal after spending two years as an assistant and seven in the classroom teaching third and fifth grades. The journey has been f...

February 1, 2017

I am going to say what's been on my mind for the past 4 months.  After listening to the debates, watching the political events leading up to the election, and the first week in office, I am deeply worried about what the future holds for us.  More importantly, I am worr...

October 8, 2016

I’ll never forget one day when I was an eighth grader in junior high school and walking down the hallway with one of my best friends, Michael.  I was a pretty good student from a behavioral standpoint (for the most part) and the staff liked and trusted me. However, my...

March 13, 2015

This post discusses the importance of empathy and realizing that behind every emotion, reaction, or behavior lies a story to be told.

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