Connected Principals Posts

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Last week I found a handwritten card in my box at school. It was from a student who will be a senior this coming school year.

In the note, she was telling me thank you for the ways we had helped “pack her parachute” during her years at SHS. Inside the envelope, she had placed a cut-out piece of parachute cloth and a folded up copy of this excerpt by Charlie Plumb: Read More The Power of Gratitude (Who Is Packing Your Parachute?)

What’s your dream job? Have you ever been asked? As a principal and vice principal, nearing the end of every year, when when our leadership team would look at staffing,…

Read More Sometimes We Just Need to Ask

In the day of any conference, the conversations are fast and furious, and I can sometimes get overwhelmed by so much flying at me at once.  I do my best…

Read More Learning and Leadership

Innovative teaching and learning will involve risks. If we are to create new opportunities for the learners we serve, things will not always work.  Yet why would we take risks…

Read More The Importance of Taking Risks

This isn’t post about proximity…unless you mean proximity to things that stress you out! I read a great book this week from the perspective of a navy SEAL. He detailed…

Read More The three foot rule…