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10 Ways Teachers Can Support Principals #KidsDeserveIt

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…

My #NAESP16 Experience

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…

Top 10 Tips for First Year Principals #KidsDeserveIt

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,…

My @Scholastic #ReadingSummit Experience

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…

Brick By Brick

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…safe.  There are times we build walls only to surround certain parts of our lives.  And other times…