What My Inner City School Experience Has Given Me

This is going to be a somewhat personal post. I have been pondering this for quite some time and have finally decided to write about it and share. For the past 2 and one half years I have been the vice-principal of an inner-city school in the school district where I work (not all ourContinue reading “What My Inner City School Experience Has Given Me”

11 Lessons Learned on the Stairs Today

As many of you many know, I have a passion for photography. I love taking photos and revisiting places I have been, moments in time, and all kind of memories through photographs I take. Unfortunately, I do not take photos as often as I'd like anymore. So, this post will feature some my most recentContinue reading “11 Lessons Learned on the Stairs Today”

Don’t Look Up

I do stairs regularly as part of my exercise regime. Today, I did a set of stairs that were particularly difficult. They were steep and seemed to go on forever. 176 stairs down and 176 stairs up. It was the UP that was hurting me today. I’d get about one third of the way upContinue reading “Don’t Look Up”

Leadership Lessons

I’ve been reflecting a great deal lately about what I’ve learned (and continue to learn) about leadership and leading. I would like to share a few of these reflections here. During my nearly 8 years as a vice-principal (with two 6-month maternity leaves thrown in there), a number of leadership lessons stick out for meContinue reading “Leadership Lessons”

Inspirational Kids

I started a new blog last night.  Kind of a spur of a moment thing, really, but I think it will be fun.  The blog was inspired by George Couros (@gcouros on Twitter) who posted a wonderful video about an amazing little boy named Caine. The blog will focus on all the amazing kids weContinue reading “Inspirational Kids”

My Top Ten in Ten Days – Celebrating my 100th Blog Post 2/10

I have been working as a Vice-Principal since August, 2005.  I have had the opportunity to work in three very different schools. For my first 2 1/2 years as a Vice-Principal, I was placed in a middle-class school with a high degree of parent involvement.  My second school was in a working-class area with aContinue reading “My Top Ten in Ten Days – Celebrating my 100th Blog Post 2/10”

100th Blog Post Series

I have been working on my 100th blog post for the last week, between Spring Break activities and sleep. Last night I realized that there was no way that I could post my post the way it was – the length it was. It was way too long!  If I left it like this, thereContinue reading “100th Blog Post Series”

Learning From My PLN

I am very fortunate to have developed a great PLN over the past 8 months.  There are some amazing educators and leaders in education who are always willing to share their thoughts, their feelings, their learning, and their advice with others.  While I do not have as much time to read blogs as I wouldContinue reading “Learning From My PLN”

Everyday Learning

As the title of my blog states, I strongly believe that we learn something each and every day. This may be learning about something personally: a hobby, about yourself, or about people you care about.  You may also learn things on a more professional perspective. Today I am going to talk about some things IContinue reading “Everyday Learning”