How did this happen? How did so much time pass without any reflections??? The year 2021 was a blur. The Covid pandemic changed my perspective forever and helped me focus on my #oneword2021, "Gratitude". I enjoyed time with family, I inspected my health, and I pursued career goals. Now I'm ready for 2022!!! In 2022... Continue Reading →

How Can Students Contribute to Their Classroom Culture?

Google Classroom Banners Back in the day, educators would spend hours making their classrooms cozy, comfy, and inviting for students.  Walls would be littered with inspirational quotes, fun puffy rainbow fonts and images students could relate to.  As students filled these spaces they too would help build the world around them by adding their artwork,... Continue Reading →

#OneWord2020 SELF

2020 rings in 50 years of life for me. This birthday feels bigger than any other. A semi-centurion, quinquagenarian, 5 decades...no matter what you call 50 years, it’s a heck of a lot of time on Earth. My mom died 7 years before she turned 50. Back when I was 18 I thought, “Well she... Continue Reading →

#OneWord2019: Perspective

Perspective defined: a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.  2018 has brought on many changes professionally in my life.  Leading the way is a  new position in Wake County Public Schools as a Digital Learning Coordinator.  This new job has allowed me to see inside 22 schools with a... Continue Reading →

Are Students Invested?

It's not about me.  It's not about you.  It's about the students. In Alan November’s book, Who Owns the Learning, his message is clearly heard and conveyed as, Empowering students to lead in their learning, and for teachers to make the subject material relevant to the lives of students.. In a world where teachers are... Continue Reading →

Can We Always Be Emerging as Leaders? A Recap of the NCPDK 2016 Emerging Leaders Conference

Emerge by definition means move out of or away from something and come into view: "black ravens emerged from the fog".  This word “emerge” was recently redefined for me as a leader. As I spent my second year as an “Emerging Leader” with the North Carolina Phi Delta Kappa (NCPDK) educational organization, I felt like the... Continue Reading →

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