The 4 Rs of Resilience

It seems to me that the global pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice have launched us into a heightened awareness of a self-care. Particularly in the world of education, there has been much talk about the importance of taking care of our inner and outer selves because, if we allow the weight of these societal […]

The Great Wait

In 1996, I started my career in education as a graduate student with the express dream of becoming a principal someday. 24 years later I am starting my journey as an elementary school principal. Not only am I incredibly excited, I am grateful. I am grateful for *every breath *every experience that tried to take […]

The Resilient Educator

Strong, a force of nature, intense, aggressive, angry, giving, caring, empathetic, fierce, powerhouse, boss, game changer, shifter, gracious, warm, nice, welcoming, passionate, helpful, direct, intentional, approachable, unapproachable, fair, consistent, a presence, resourceful, resilient. To have been called all of those things at one time or another must mean that I am resilient. Maybe I have […]

Here I go…

Being an educator is a significant part of my identity that I cannot hide, dismiss or downplay, not matter how hard I have tried when I am not in a school. I’ve been told that I need to take off my educator hat when I’m not at work. I have tried and I’m a little […]