Category Archives: Family

Things I Know For Sure

This past week, 120+ new administrators and 20+ facilitators gathered at UBC for connection, inspiration, and reflection. We all participated in the BCPVPA Short Course: Lenses of Leadership for new Administrators that has been happening at the beginning of July … Continue reading

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Importance of Story

As we start a new school year, I have been reflecting upon some of our students and how far they have come over the past 3 years. Many of our students who have shown the most substantial growth in the … Continue reading

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More Than One Path

Recently, while on vacation, I visited a playground with my three children (ages 9, 6, and 3). While I watched my three kids play I was struck by something that related not only to the varying developmental abilities of my three kids, … Continue reading

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Happy Spring – 200th Blog Post!

With my 200th blog post upon me, I wanted it to include a personal passion of mine – photography.  Since it is Spring Break and it was such a beautiful day yesterday, I got out my camera and my family … Continue reading

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For Some, WE are IT

Things can get rather challenging in inner-city schools near Spring Break. Come to think of it, working in an Inner-City school, or any school, for that matter, is always challenging. Staff are tired and have been working hard for months! Students … Continue reading

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Learning From My Kids

I’ve really been enjoying my time these past couple of weeks.  It’s been nice to “get away from it all” and just take some much-needed time to relax, reflect, and rejuvenate. I had some lofty plans on getting caught up … Continue reading

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Quiet Reflection

Ever have a time when you were in need of quiet reflection? Away from work. Away from home. Away from your kids and spouse? Away from life. That was me today. Don’t get me wrong, I love my life.  Things … Continue reading

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Summer Memories

After a week back to work already, I’ve been pondering our summer and the wonderful memories we made together as a family.  While I could write a book about the summer and everything that happened, I would like to share … Continue reading

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But, He Can Do It At Home….

Have you ever had a parent tell you, “But Johnny (insert any child’s name here) can count to 100 by 2’s (insert any skill here) at home with no difficulty at all. He does it all the time!” As a … Continue reading

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My Resilient Little Girl

My 7-year-old daughter continues to amaze me every day. A little over a week ago, she broke her elbow playing on the monkey bars (or more specifically, falling OFF the monkey bars). It was a very bad break so she … Continue reading

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