Leaders Need Opportunities to Learn.

Recently I followed a twitter conversation about principals speaking at conferences instead of leading in their schools. My question since reading and reflecting on the post and comments is 'Why does it have to be one or the other?' I love my school, I pull into the parking lot everyday and look forward to what... Continue Reading →


Teacher for the Day. Reflections from a Principal turned Kindergarten Teacher. #HackingEarlyLearning

The 2006-2007 school year was the last time I was listed as the teacher of record for any classroom.  In November a veteran teacher met with me and asked me to sub in a class to get a feel for what teaching is like today. I took this to our Site Team to ask-would any... Continue Reading →

Rule #2 Set the stage: practice, practice, practice.

Having your whole school graduate every year is a big task.  When it is a child’s first year of school it is critical we get it right-every time.  Because of this #WoodsonK has routines upon routines for support staff and families with this big day that we practice multiple times.   Step One:  Kindergarten Registration.... Continue Reading →

What I Learned While Leading from the Sandbox.

   We can all learning something new each and everyday.  From tying our shoes or begining to read; to learning a new social emotional curriculum and working in a Professional Learning Community our learning is really never complete. Don't be afraid.  Learning meanings taking a risk, trying something new in the hopes of learning and... Continue Reading →

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