Tag: #thefirstyear

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…

Read More To be known or to be impressive? #2020oneword

It’s over. It’s done. I will never be a first-year principal again. <<insert wiggle dance>> That spring semester is no joke. As evidenced by my lack (no, really, LACK) of blog posts would suggest, May was fast and furious. I took a ton of notes, which means hopefully I will have time to process and […]

Read More Now hiring: A principal mentor… #thefirstyear

I had the opportunity to blog for ASCD this week on a topic that is near & dear to my heart…appreciating teachers. I hope to always retain my “teacher eyes” and now have the benefit of seeing an entire campus in action. They impress me each and every day. As an educator, I love that my professional […]

Read More Thank a Teacher in Your Life #thefirstyear

A destructive hail storm pummeled North Texas this past Monday evening. The hail caused significant damage to homes and cars in our little ISD, even causing us to cancel school Tuesday, for a “hail day”. (Everything’s bigger in Texas, right?) From golf ball sized hail at my house to SOFTBALL SIZED HAIL in another neighborhood…we were hit […]

Read More Leadership during severe weather, lessons learned! #thefirstyear

It’s ASCD weekend!  ASCD is a global community of educators dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading. Thier innovative solutions empower educators to promote the success of each child. They’re also one of the BIG places I turn to for my own professional learning. From books to their Educational Leadership magazine…they are a great resource. […]

Read More Can’t get to #ASCD16 this year? Have no fear! #thefirstyear