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This past week I got to do something that I've always wanted to do as a teacher but never did, for whatever reason.I work in a district where over 85% of our students are on a free and reduced lunch.  I work with kids who...

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This week was a doozy for me.  This week was the first time I began to feel like there was far more I was doing wrong, then was doing right.I know I'm a new administrator.  I know I have a lot to learn.  I know...

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I'm not quite sure how to even put into words what an experience like #MiamiDevice was.I was contacted a little over a year ago, by Felix Jacomino, to ask me if I would consider being a featured presenter at a brand new conference coming up....

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In a continued effort to bring families into what we're trying to do here at Navasota Intermediate, we came up with the idea to have a Family Game Night.  I had done something like this at my previous school.We partnered with a local teacher supply...

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Today I wanted to introduce you to another member of my team, Rosalia Mendez.  Rosalia is our school secretary, attendance clerk, and registrar.  Yes, she does it all. If you've been in education for any length of time, you know that the front desk and the...

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Well we're here again.  Another opportunity for me to recognize and introduce you to a member of my staff.  Today it's one of my classroom teachers!  It's 4th grade teacher Jessica McHale, also known as The Dazzling Twister.I still remember when Jessica came in to...

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I've thought long and hard about this post.  What I wanted to say.  How I wanted to say it.Bullying is something we hear about all the time as adults; especially in education.  And as we all know too well, bullying is something that didn't just...

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When I interviewed for the job as Principal of Navasota Intermediate, the one thing I said in the interview was "I don't want to be stuck in an office every day, I want to still be actively involved in classrooms".As a leader of a school...

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To continue my tradition of blogging about someone different on my staff each week, this week I wanted to introduce you to our Instructional Coach, Aaron Marvel.I always find it funny how some people end up in your life.  I remember interviewing Aaron back in...

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