It Is Not Too Late

As summer is winding down and students are anxiously awaiting the beginning of another school year and school administrators are preparing to welcome teachers back for pre-planning, there is a lot of planning required for the upcoming school year.  While there are many last minute details that need […]

This is Us!

We recently had the privilege of presenting “This is Us!” at the 2019 Pioneer RESA Leadership Conference. During the presentation, Dr. Connie Franklin and David Leenman, along with school counselor Andrea Hutchins, shared a few of the strategies that have been successful for our school’s culture. The strategies […]

Looking Back to Go Forward

The number of tasks required of a school administrator before students and staff leave for the summer can be daunting. In my role as an assistant principal, I can be burdened during the months of April and May by state-mandated testing, staff evaluations, and personnel hiring while continuing […]

What Makes a Great Teacher?

Great teachers know their content.  They plan engaging lessons and value their students’ opinions. Mutual respect is visible in their classroom, and they are good listeners.  Great teachers are dependable, approachable, flexible and good communicators. They don’t give up on their students. They are enthusiastic  and passionate about […]