New insights on leading from Dr. King

I trained and prepared to be a history teacher and loved teaching American history the most.  I enjoyed teaching the American Revolution, the creation of the Republic, the Civil War, the Gilded Age, and 20th century history.  The units, themes, ideas and words seemed to culminate in the Civil Rights movement for me.  I tried…Read more New insights on leading from Dr. King

National Assistant Principals Week — AP’s doing it for them!

I feel tired already looking at what’s coming up this week.  Just so you stay in the know as well, National Robotics Week is April 2-9, National Library Week is April 3-9. National Window Safety Week is April 4-10 and National Wildlife Week is April 5-9.  You can look it up.  I found it on…Read more National Assistant Principals Week — AP’s doing it for them!

Do it for them, not because it’s easy, but because it is hard.

I've had the great learning opportunity to participate in the McKinsey Management Program for School Leaders through the National Association of Secondary School Principals.  It has provided tremendous growth around the area of communication and mastering challenging conversations.  Perhaps the greatest challenge any of us faces in our personal and professional lives revolves around the…Read more Do it for them, not because it’s easy, but because it is hard.

We do what we’re set up to do – no more and no less.

I got back late yesterday from Dallas where I attended AVID Summer Institute.  I’ve attended Summer Institute more times than I can remember in the last 13 years, so to be perfectly honest, I wasn’t pumped about going.  I’d been there, heard it and gotten tshirts, so I wasn’t sure I was going to benefit…Read more We do what we’re set up to do – no more and no less.