Today was our first big admin meeting for the new school year. Of course the question "What did you do over the weekend" came up in casual conversation...however my response was quite.....uncommon. "Oh me? Sunday I drove 2 1/2 hours and met a woman (who I had only met once before face to face)-and then... Continue Reading →
I have had a love/hate relationship with my phone. The beeps, the notifications and don't forget the storage reminders! This week our #PrincipalsinAction voxer group had a conversation about our phones and it got me thinking.... Do I spend more time on my iPhone than I do with my friends and family? Over the past... Continue Reading →
http://www.transformativeprincipal.org/?s=Jessica+Cabeen Overview: Woodson has been an all-day everyday Kindergarten Center for the past 11 years. In the past 4 years enrollment has fluctuated between 360–425 students (currently about 385 with our preschool class). 51% of our students are students of color, and we have a 61% free and reduced lunch student population. We have... Continue Reading →
http://betterleadersbetterschools.com/jessica-cabeen/ Jessica Cabeen has been a Kindergarten Principal in Austin Minnesota for the past 5 years. Previous to this she was an assistant middle school principal and special education supervisor. Her teaching career included work in special education and as a music therapist. She facilitates the Minnesota P3 Principal Leadership series as well the Principal Academy through the... Continue Reading →
These past few months have been busy. Between meetings, conferences, family commitments and travel it has been a long time since I have seen white space on the calendar for any day of the week. During the last week or so I have been reaching out to other leaders to find ideas and ways to... Continue Reading →
During my #MiracleMorning I have gathering a few WordSwags and other graphics that have challenged and changed how I lead-feel free to use!
Guilt. I feel it everyday. Not getting to school early enough. Not leaving school to get home soon enough. Somedays I feel more like I have failed to meet everyones needs, or accomplish everything I 'think' I should be doing. This feeling isn't just for principals-teachers and other professionals feel it as well. This weekend our 'plans'... Continue Reading →
It is a little funny that the same people who inspired me last year to create my #OneWord have done it again. Thanks to Dr. Neil Gupta’s Bethanny Hill’s and Principal French's #OneWord I went ahead and set the tone for 2017-FOCUS. December 2016 was a little bit of a disaster for me-multiple presentations, holiday concerts, and illness created chaos on... Continue Reading →