Author: John Marschhausen

“Write the way you talk.” That was what she said to me, and I never forgot it. Her name was Nancy Peterson (Mrs. Peterson to the seventh-grade version of me)…

Read More Magic – We all Have the Power

“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…

Read More We Must Question and Dream

“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,…

Read More Purposeful leadership demands civility

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…

Read More Pantophobia in Education

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…

Read More The Risk and Reward of Blogging

The Ohio Department of Education recently released information pertaining to the local school district results on the State Report Card. The Loveland City School District earned a designation as “Excellent”…

Read More What’s Really In a Grade?