Leading from your feet, not your seat…take two.

Last year when writing Hacking Early Learning I had been spending a lot of time in classrooms. Coming from years at the secondary level, kindergarten students and staff almost spoke a different language than I did. Seriously, I had no idea what a Riso Machine was for the first 3 months on the job (and honestly 6... Continue Reading →

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‘Tis the Season to Believe

I admit transitioning from a kindergarten center to a 7th and 8th grade campus has kept me on my toes as a leader. My predictable elementary minded routine has been disrupted with the joy of 750 teenagers. The biggest adjustment for me thus far is the season between Thanksgiving and Winter Break. In my old... Continue Reading →

Reflections from 13 days of Teaching Kindergarten. #HackingEarlyLearning

My professional challenge started on November 14th, 2017 in the Red Bunny room. Armed with extensive lesson plans, and a nervousness I haven't had in years, I walked into a classroom of 25 students ready to teach for an entire day. This challenge was completed on March 22, 2018 in the Blue Chipmunk room. During... Continue Reading →

Finding joy in the journey, not just the final outcome.

Two weeks ago I ran the California International Marathon with my very dear friend Adam Welcome. Marathon weekend was an incredible experience that created memories I will never forget.   Since I have come back home I have been asked what my favorite part of the race was...my answer the training. While the actual race took under... Continue Reading →

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