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Over the past few weeks I've been writing about songs with lyrics that have been challenging or inspiring me.  I wrote a post called "Rise" about Katy Perry's new song, and then "Breathe" about Jonny Diaz's new song. After writing those posts I thought about...

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Music has always been a passion of mine.  People are always surprised at how varied or eclectic my music tastes are.  I listen to music, I study music, I research the artists, follow current news, and more.  I even wanted to be a radio DJ...

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Recently, I co-authored a blog post called “Loving Recklessly”.  The post was our call to action.  Our speaking out that we have a responsibility to love, and love recklessly.This past week Katy Perry released a new single called “Rise”.  It’s being used by the 2016...

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This post was co-written with Brent Clarkson.  You can read his blog here.“Connected Educator”. Two words that have changed both of our lives. Two words that truly define who we’ve become and where we are going as educators.They are also two words that oftentimes make...

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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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