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A Year of Challenge

My word of the year is challenge. In January I wrote this about the focus this year: Here is what challenge means to me and what I hope it will bring in 2017. Professionally, I want to challenge myself to continue to expand my skills and … Continue reading

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Characteristic of My Innovative Mindset (#IMMOOC Season 3, Week 2)

A colleague and mentor recently called me a “path-finder”.  This came in the middle of a discussion about my future career goals and aspirations. When I asked what else I could be doing to further my own leadership development in … Continue reading

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What do we really know about teacher leadership?

Teacher leadership is an area I have been focusing on more and more lately. Not only have I reflected on the ways in which I did not build enough capacity in my teacher leaders when I was a principal, but … Continue reading

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Revisiting My Core Values

A year ago I explored my core values with an activity by author Elena Aguilar. I wrote about the experience here. My three core values, based on that activity were: Equity Making a difference Trust This weekend I participated in … Continue reading

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Pay it Forward

This year has been a year of mentoring for me. I had the amazing opportunity to participate in the AASA More Than a Power Lunch series for Women Educational Leaders, where I received regular mentoring from a Superintendent across the … Continue reading

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Building teacher leadership capacity

When I was a new principal I was not good at building teacher leadership capacity. In fact, when I first became a principal, this idea wasn’t even on my radar. I did not have a clue that it was my … Continue reading

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Quotes That Resonate, Volume 6

When I read, I often pause to make note of certain quotes that really resonate with me. Over time, I like to look back at the quotes and reflect on why they stood out to me. Here the quotes that … Continue reading

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