Author Archive for John Marschhausen

Embrace Diversity with Civility

The Hilliard City School District is a diverse learning community – we embrace our diversity and strive to create an accepting and welcoming culture. Our diversity includes cultural and racial diversity with students from more than 40 countries speaking more…

Dare to Dream of Change

We must recognize differences as we assess students – there is no single test to measure every student’s mastery. How we provide instruction, inspire creativity, embrace diversity and empower greatness must be personalized . . . education can’t take place…

Education is in Our DNA

Summer has a special place in our society. From Alice Cooper’s Schools out for Summer to The Summer of ’69 with Bryan Adams there is a certain magic about the warm, long sun filled days of summer. Without a doubt summer…

The Dream Makers Among Us

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. As Lady Liberty greeted thousands of dreamers to the new world, to freedom, and to the land of unending opportunities it was clear that everyone was welcome.…

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…