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Choose to Lead Leaders

Leaders have a responsibility to develop those around us. As educators, it is our job to cultivate leadership qualities in our students that will inspire them for a greater purpose. This role of a “servant leader”, coined by Robert Greenleaf, … Continue reading

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What is Caring Too Much Costing You?

Simply teaching students for academic success has become part of a bygone era.  In the 21st century classroom, educators wear many hats.  We are parents, guardians, educators, counselors, social workers, and confidants to a rising number of students who have … Continue reading

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Creating the Future

“I have always wanted to be creative, but how does that look and feel?”  That’s the question that travels through the minds of many students and teacher’s due to the limited parameters that the educational system has placed on learners.  … Continue reading

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Mom, can we talk about politics at dinner please?

     Conventional wisdom tells us not to talk about religion and politics in polite company. These topics evoke strong feelings and opinions that can make people uncomfortable and upset.  Yet, even in times of political polarity, free and open … Continue reading

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Why Lead? Do great veteran teachers have an obligation to become leaders in education?

Teaching is the land of zero promotions. Charlotte Danielson states in her article, The Many Faces of Leadership that “the 20-year veteran’s responsibilities are essentially the same as those of the newly licensed novice” (p. 14). Many great teachers are … Continue reading

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Change is Certain… Minorities in Leadership

  “They say time changes everything, but you have to actually change them yourself”- Andy Warhol Today, schools look and operate much differently than that of our past. Integration, technology advances, even demographics across the nation indicate there is more … Continue reading

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It’s Time for a Change – Support the School Modernization Charter Change Referendum on November 7th!

                Far too often elected officials have stressed the importance of fixing our schools and providing more instructional resources for our children; however, little has changed in the funding model short term and long term.  This year, the historic Richmond … Continue reading

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