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A New Administrator’s Journey

Back-to-school supplies are starting to line the shelves. Administrators, instructional coaches, and teachers have goals swimming around in their heads, even while they’re still enjoying their summer breaks. Educators new to positions have many questions as well. How will I build relationships with new staff and students? How will I monitor my impact? How will […]

Using Data for Meaningful Change

As an educator, I believe we need to look to our data to make meaningful change for our students and ourselves. Data comes in many forms – from hard data to perception data. Both play an important role in the change process. To assist schools in using data to make meaningful changes, I believe I […]

A Chair

If you are a school based employee you are accustomed to attending meetings. Staff meetings, building leadership team meetings, professional development meetings, teacher collaboration meetings, administrative team meetings, curriculum writing meetings, study group meetings, grade level team meetings, committee meetings, parent meetings, evaluation meetings, school board meetings, union meetings etc… Where educators gather there is […]
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2010 in review…data, data, data!

There is something about analyzing data that I love! I love to look for patterns. I love to help figure out through multiple data sets what is breaking down for a student and how best to help a them succeed. A good “excel” project can easily put me in a state of “flow.” I take […]