Leading with STRESS

Many of us are preparing to give midterm exams, MOY assessments and don’t forget about the grading… As a teacher, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the constant demands of the job. From lesson planning and grading, to parent-teacher conferences and meetings, there always seems to be something that needs to be done. […]

The Blues

The holidays are over and we’re halfway through the month of January. January is one of those months that are made to remind us that it’s winter. It’s cold, it’s dark…it’s a little depressing. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been hit with those January Blues… Winter can be a difficult time to stay motivated […]

Happy New Year!

We’re all guilty of it…making a New Year’s Resolution… I’ll admit, I’ve been in a packed gym on January 2nd determined to carry out my resolution only to have given up a few weeks later. Drinking shakes for lunch, having salads for dinner and then finding myself at the closest McDonald’s… Did you know…the custom […]

Building a TEAM

Collaboration and teamwork are two of the best resources for any educator. As a leader,you need to build a sense of community. You need to have meaningful connections and createan environment where the community comes together as one. Working together as a team isnecessary for the success of not just those we are educating but […]

A True Team –

Two outs, runners on first and third. We’re up by one. The countychampionship game… The culmination of my career as a varsity athlete. I’ll never forget theenergy I felt…the crowd…my team…it was surreal. The most important moment of my life. Ittook ten seconds for the ball to leave my hand and clear the field. In […]

What is #LeadingWithSWAG

What is #LeadingWithSWAG ~ #LeadingWithSWAG is a philosophy rooted in four principles designed to promote a positive school culture.  School culture is generally described as a set of beliefs, values, and attitudes that shape and influence every aspect of how a school functions.   Unfortunately, school culture isn’t nearly discussed as much as it should be. It’s […]