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This year, at my new campus, we're becoming a #YouMatter school.  Every single part of our school is going to really focus on reminding every student, parent, and warm body that enters our building that they matter.  We want you to leave feeling more loved...

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Last week I wrote this post about planning our first ever "Business/Community Open House" at the school I'm now Principal of, Navasota Intermediate.  Well yesterday was the day!We passed out over 150 postcards to local businesses inviting them to come walk the halls of our...

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As a new principal, one of the things I really wanted to focus on, was involving the entire community in helping our campus succeed.One of the ideas that I had was to have a Business/Community Open House before school started.  One where we invite the...

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The topic of this post has been on my mind for a while, but I think I can finally put it into words.  Or at least attempt to!I believe in dreaming big.  I believe in what others may think is "impossible".Last night I was invited...

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As the pieces have fallen together over at Navasota Intermediate, something interesting has happened.Let me start by giving you a little background.  Navasota Intermediate is being "reconstituted".  Essentially that means that when they hired me as the new Principal, I had to come in and...

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The past week has been a whirlwind.Last Sunday evening I left with about 15 of my new staff members on a 4 day trip to Corpus to learn about the "Engage Learning Model" that we would be using to transform Navasota Intermediate this year.  I...

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This summer I wanted to find a great way for my new staff to start learning things before we even were at our new campus together!  I have heard the phrase recently and I totally agree, that we are "Professional Students".  What better way for...

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There is no reward without some risk involved and nothing easy is ever worth having.  I completely believe that.As you may have read in my recent posts, I took a new position in a new district.  Yesterday was my last day ever as a classroom...

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Yesterday we celebrated our annual #YouMatter Day!It's a day I came up with to celebrate those around us and recognize staff and family at Fields Store Elementary for the contributions they make and to remind them that they're noticed. The first thing we did was watch...

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