Lately I have been in a zone of reading a lot on becoming a better..something. A better woman, a better principal, a better wife, a better mom, better at social media and better at leading. In all this reading what is the common thread….slow down. In today’s pressures to be the better everything, at all … Continue reading Better..or better enough. #principalinbalance
People-it is November, the pace of the race of the year is picking up. While seasons are changing and special events are ramping up-this is the time when our self-care can fall completely off our radar. While giving a keynote with the COSA PreK-3 Early Learning Conference we as educators took the time to really … Continue reading Dream Big-Live Colorfully-Lead Boldly
Hey, I am back…..I think. No matter how many years you are in education, switching schools, roles and grade levels is…well exhausting. Three months into this new position and I think I am finally ready to come up for air. While I pull into the garage every night exhausted, I wake up every morning so … Continue reading When Your Quadrants Collide #BalanceLAP
Balance Like a Pirate Summer 2018 Challenge Ok, so Jessica Johnson, Sarah Johnson, and I wrote a book that is coming out in a few weeks. And it has an interesting title to hook people. (Argh to our fellow PIRATES). The truth is that for us, it’s really not about just publishing a book … Continue reading Balance Like a Pirate Summer 2018 Challenge. #BalanceLAP
Tomorrow is our last day of school, and my last day of kindergarten. First Day of Kindergarten-September 2012 After six incredible years of listening, learning and leading I am graduating from Woodson Kindergarten Center. Starting July 2nd I will be starting a new role in a familiar school-as the Principal of Ellis Middle School. While … Continue reading A Change in Course.
It is that time of year, the start of a new calendar year brings an opportunity to reflect, rethink and review what you have done this year and what you want to change next year. In 2016 my #oneword was Better In 2017 my #oneword was Focus …and in 2018 my #oneword will be No. This year … Continue reading #OneWord 2018 No
Week 17. This plan to run a marathon was an idea in May, and a plan in August. An invitation from my friend Adam was an opportunity to jump completely out of my comfort zone. The training started and shortly after that so did the doubt. You will never get all the long runs in. … Continue reading Fear Not
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 Just a Sunday Drive….
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 Breaking Up With Your Phone.
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 How a Kindergarten Center is Amazing with Jessica Cabeen Transformative Principal 099