One little month away from the blog and literally everything has changed. What are you doing as a principal right now to help your people stay clam in this pandemic, while also taking care of you? I’m about ready for our structured, regularly str…
One of my favorite spots in our halls is right in the front entryway. Our building is laid out so that every wing of classrooms branches out off of a long main hall, so to get to where you want to be, you’ll walk right by our “Quote of the …
I’ve mentioned before the Achieving Leaders! group that our superintendent has started in Wylie ISD, meant to help leaders from all over be engaged in transparent authentic conversations that are sometimes hard to put into a district agenda. The …
We all know by this point February can be a dip in morale for our teams. It’s cold, it’s dreary, spring break still seems like it’s forever away…what if you INTENTIONALLY make this a fun month for your team? Try having Fa…
Twitter is so fun. We have a new-ish pastor. He’s been around now for about a year, but we attend a satellite church, so I’ve actually never met him. We are always entertained and moved through his message though. He also has been fantastic…
I am an unapologetic nerd. I love to read. To reflect. I love to grow and get better at whatever it is I am trying to do in life. As an educator, it is important to model that for not only our students but also our teachers. It’s why one of our p…
Our principal at Wylie High, Virdie Montgomery, is pretty great. He is someone who reflects regularly, praises often, and is always up for a good prank. One of my favorite things he shares is his thoughts on Facebook. This was a post of his from this p…
When you dip your toe in the lake….say while you’re sitting on a boat…but it’s too cold to get ALL the way in, even in Texas in October…you can see the lil’ripples you make on the surface. Depending on the size of the body of the water you’re in, you can watch the ripples until […]
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I am privileged enough to work at a campus that is incredibly diverse. From ethnicity to abilities, we are surrounded by Wolves that aren’t all the same. While that is ALWAYS true of all our campuses, I am fortunate enough to have two self contained classrooms that make my heart so happy. In addition, each […]
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Dr. Maricela Helm is a principal peer of mine here in Wylie ISD. Each week we send each other our staff newsletters. It’s not for accountability purposes, or to show off, but because we each value the jump start we give each other. (We also try to meet once a month for lunch as a […]
One of my favorite things to do is to reward our staff. We’re going to give away birthday books this year, and thanks to our Staff Appreciation and Morale group on Facebook, there’s no end to the clever ideas shared. Leaders from all over share how they treat, appreciate, reward their teams throughout the year. […]
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What in the world did principals do years ago without the IG and FB groups of the world? All the great ideas are ideas that people share that you can adapt, tweak, and make your own just make my principal world so happy. For example, the great Jessica Gomez on IG shared her […]
Ah, the glorious calmness of June and July! This is where, hopefully, as leaders, we can pause, reflect, rest and rejuvenate! Here are a few things you can add to your plate for the next couple of months…one to read, one to plan, and one to HELP. If you haven’t read Abby Wambach’s new book, […]
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We are fortunate to have learning specialists who support our crew in Wylie ISD. This strategy came through and I thought it was a GREAT way to not only extend learning but to PUSH those high achievers! Heather Buckley, our advanced academics learning specialist, shared that Chris White taught her about his “Math Masters”. While […]
We get back to doing what we get to do on Monday. Our staff has a day of in-service and while the bulk of our day will be spent in planning, both vertically and as grade level teams, we do have a time set aside for us to come together as a staff and do a few fun […]
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I am all rhymed out but wanted to share what we’re doing this year if you have a care! Share and cleverly steal as we all always do make JOY your priority so special when from you! Ho ho hoN &
I love the holiday season. I love shopping for the perfect gift, at the perfect price, for the perfect “OH!” when they open it. I love celebrating my big Wolves and my small Wolves. I’ve done big things for my staff and some smaller type of things. Things that are all drawn out, and things that take just a few minutes, […]
A couple of weeks ago I posted something on the Instagram about how I had a week where I felt like I was underwater the whole time. You’ve had those weeks, right? The ones where you are giving all that you’ve got but it doesn’t quite seem like enough? When your days are long and your nights […]
I’ve mentioned the greatness of my principal peer, Dr. Helm, before. She is the elementary principal at George W. Bush Elementary…she and GWB are practically besties! Not only that, she has really great ideas that she frequently shares with me…and you know how I love that! One of them that I am completely stealing is her […]
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I came across a picture on time hop today of a lil’giftie I handed out on my first day in a new job, many years ago. It was an out of the classroom job, and genuinely where I thought I wanted to be, professionally. I was so excited about joining a new team, all bright-eyed and bushy […]
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