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This post was co-written with Brandon Blom. You can find his blog here.Together we recently wrote a blog post called “Top 10 Tips for First Year Principals”.  The post got a great reception and lots of conversations were started.One of the comments that was made...

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So, I've written and then deleted this post about 10 times now.  For whatever reason I just haven't been able to feel like I'm getting the wording right.So here goes again.Time and time again, I talk about the power of being a connected educator.  Of...

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This was post was co-written with Brandon Blom. You can find his blog here.The first year.  We all remember it, and some of us remember it more fondly than others.  Both of us remember our first year as principals.  It was fun, scary, exhausting,...

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Last year I had the pleasure of attending my very first Scholastic Reading Summit in San Antonio, Texas.  And I loved it!This year I had the honor of being asked to present at two of them.  The one in San Jose, CA and the upcoming...

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Every one of us has walls built up in our lives.  Some walls we build to keep others out.  Some walls we build to make us feel protected...

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Who knew that less than a year ago this day would arrive.Just 11 months ago, we (Todd and Adam) connected at NAESP in Long Beach, California. Over breakfast and a blog post one morning, the #KidsDeserveIt dream was born.Now, in just over a week, our...

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A few years ago I worked under a principal who had us do a "Switch Day" one day.  What is a Switch Day?Well we were given a teacher in another grade level and we had switch classes for about an hour or so to get...

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Well it's official, my first book "Kids Deserve It!" will be released in a month or less!!!  I am so stinking excited to have co-authored this book with my buddy Adam Welcome.In celebration of the book releasing soon, Adam and I are selling #KidsDeserveIt t-shirt!...

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