Author Archive for John Marschhausen

We Must Question and Dream

“Freedom is the right to question and change the established way of doing things,” President Ronald Reagan eloquently stated in his 1988 speech at Moscow State University. “It is the right to dream – to follow your dream or stick…

Purposeful leadership demands civility

“With malice toward none, with charity for all” are the sentiments President Abraham Lincoln shared in his second inaugural address.Lincoln’s leadership, steadfast in his beliefs while compassionate in his approach, reunited a country ravaged by civil war.  Lincoln’s desire “to…

Pantophobia in Education

In Charlie Brown’s Christmas Lucy asked Charlie Brown, “Do you think you have pantophobia?” In its simplest form, pantophobia is the fear of everything. My concern as a lifelong educator is mexican persciption diflucan that it is this type of…

The Risk and Reward of Blogging

As a school Superintendent, communications is one of my key job functions. There are a myriad of required and expected forms of communications; we have newsletters, press releases, and web pages to share information about our district. These traditional tools…