Schools are living and breathing organizations. They are made up of many different human beings that bring a unique perspective to every aspect of the school. Every person connected with a school, whether kid or adult, walks through the door with their own story that shapes the way they interact with the organization. The people […]Read More Need Counselors? Yes, please!
Once a month, five community members meet to conduct the business of our school district. They approve hires, new contracts, long-term planning, examine financial reporting, and examine an innumerable amount of school policy. Sprinkled in between regular meetings, they attend public events representing our school district. They regularly attend school events to celebrate the work […]Read More Our Local Board of Education
Instead of resolutions, several years ago I began choosing “My One Word”. You can read about the “My One Word” movement here: http://myoneword.org/. Reflecting on my personal, spiritual, and professional life, my word for 2020 is “Clarity”. For those people that I have gotten to know pretty closely since February of 2019, this probably does […]Read More 2020…..My One Word
‘Tis the season for making memories. Over the past several weeks and heading into winter break, our schools are full of events that highlight the talents of our students. It is a time where parents get to see their kindergarten students perform in their first school concert or when a senior plays their final solo […]Read More Making Memories
“Five-Year Forecast”…..These three little words emerge every October (this year in November due to some changes with the state budget) and May in school districts across the state of Ohio. Unlike our last blog, this forecast has nothing to do with weather, yet it can bring storms to any school district that does not keep […]Read More 5-Year Forecast
On Monday, October 28 I went out to greet our buses in the back of our middle and high school. Whenever I do not have a scheduling conflict, I try to make it outside to say hello to students, give high fives, and say “Good morning” to staff. That morning, however, was very foggy. An […]Read More To Delay or Not Delay – That is the 5 am Question
Last week, I sat in a parent meeting with our transportation coordinator Beth Wyckoff. We were having a great conversation with a parent about our transportation practices. Beth was sharing all the pieces that go into her role and how her department keeps our district rolling.:-) Then she said something that I did not anticipate, […]Read More “Back to Back, Seat to Seat, Feet to Floor”