Thorn Bushes, Thistles, and Weeds

September 21, 2017 Dear Families, My reflections of late led to a place that suggests I need to reshare my daughter's academic journey with you. I, of course, obtained her permission. I share it not for sympathy. I share it not for any kind of recognition. It is, for me, a story of heartache and tears and … Continue reading Thorn Bushes, Thistles, and Weeds

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The Gamet of Growth

September 14, 2017 Dear Families, Webster's dictionary defines growth in many ways. One definition stands out to me, "progressive development." As I reflect on this definition, I find myself questioning whether or not all growth is progressive. Progressive maintains a positive connotation. Certainly, when data communicates that students are achieving academic milestones that growth is … Continue reading The Gamet of Growth

The Summer Slide…Why I Will NEVER, EVER Let my Kids Stop Learning

July 3, 2017 Dear Families, A word of caution. This post is not for the faint of heart. I might even suggest some will find my words offensive. Yet, as I mentioned early on last year, I will never shy away from challenging topics. When I was young, summer days basked in all the glory … Continue reading The Summer Slide…Why I Will NEVER, EVER Let my Kids Stop Learning

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Baseball

June 19, 2017 Dear Families, It's no secret our family eats, sleeps, and dreams baseball. My love of baseball extends beyond my love of watching Hunter play or looking through Maddy's most recent photos of the game. It reaches to the very core of life. I'm confident that each of us, at one point or … Continue reading Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Baseball