May Days

As a teacher, May always felt like the longest month!  We are teased by mother nature with hints of summer weather, the countdown until summer break surrounds us, but yet …

Opportunities

I’ve been forced to think a lot lately about different life opportunities.  I’ve been blessed to have many amazing opportunities presented to me throughout my life.  Please don’t get me …

TED

I love alliteration, I don’t know why, I always have.  There is something about the way alliteration sounds when spoken aloud that puts a smile on my face.  Throughout my …

Making “The Call”

It was June and class lists were being handed out for the following year.  I immediately scrolled to the bottom and saw JoJo’s name on my list….I was so excited! …

Orthography

Spelling seems to be the buzz word in the air as we move into Spring, it seems everywhere I turn both professionally and personally I am having discussions about spelling …

Building Capacity

It seems like every conversation that surrounds me lately pertains to building capacity within a school or district. When I am engaged in these conversations I can’t help but think …

Work, Life, Balance

Over the past week I had two very dear friends reach out to me informing me they are leaving their profession.  Any ideas what their career was?  You got it….they …

An Inspirational Week

So last week was a tough week for me personally.  I was practicing my hockey skills Sunday afternoon and fell on the ice where I literally lost my front two …