The Progress Report

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 …

Happy Holidays

Did you know that Monday, December 18th was the most stressful day of the holiday season?(Survey by Groupon) I loved being in the classroom during the holiday season, yes the …

Social Science Standards

Two years ago, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) adopted amendments to the rules governing public schools as well as the Illinois School Code which included new Social Science …

Fermilab

Did you know that between 15,000 and 20,000 K-12 students participate in science education programs and tours at Fermilab every year? (March 2017) For 30 years I have lived within …

IGKnight 2017

The date had been marked on my calendar since August….November 20, 2017….Kaneland’s fall mini-conference “IGKNIGHT”! I was very excited to attend another district’s professional development day, I was anxious to …