Monthly Archives: October 2015

Fair vs. Equal

“Sixty years after the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown vs. Board of Education, far too many of our students remain trapped in lower-performing schools as a result of their socioeconomic status,” said Tisch. “The Court in Brown found that ‘separate … Continue reading

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Heroes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgF1Enrgo2g This year our school has adopted a superhero theme. I can see a positive shift in the  mindset and actions of our students and staff.  Both have acquired a more confident posture. Although we face many challenges everyone seems … Continue reading

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The Role of Local Politics in Schools, or Who is Making the Decisions and How?

Tonight, the Chesterfield County Council of PTAs held a School Board Candidates Forum. I attended and served as a volunteer at the forum. There are five magisterial districts in Chesterfield County. Only two of the School Board seats are contested … Continue reading

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True Leadership Values in a Society of “Accountability”

In a society which focuses on accountability, what are the priorities of educational leaders? As a teacher in the same school for the past nine years, I know that our priorities and goals of the school and leadership directly rely … Continue reading

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Striking A Balance

It is no secret that leaders in education are stressed. According to a 2013 article by Suzi Parker of takepart.com, principals “are so stressed out that many of them do not expect to be in the same job in five … Continue reading

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Women in Leadership

A generation of brave women faced discrimination and gender bias when they entered the work force in earnest during the 1970’s.  We owe a lot to these pioneers who persevered in the face of adversity so that women today have the … Continue reading

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American Colleges Demand LEADERS

 Next year my final child will be applying to college.  Having two older siblings, she is well coached in the application process and the necessity to include leadership positions.  However, as her high school years have passed, she has come … Continue reading

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