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 →
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 →
Happy (Early) New Year! As you are wrapping up the last few days of 2017, taking in those last hugs, smiles, high fives and waves for a few days we (Lindsy, Eric, Jessica, Andy, Todd and Nick) wanted to challenge ourselves-and our PLN-to think about how to ring in 2018 when everyone returns. This post... Continue Reading →
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 →
At mile three of eight on the 10th week of marathon training it happened. Something pulled, popped, or went out of place in my right leg so bad I had to call for a ride home. I was frustrated, disappointed, and discouraged. In the moment I thought my marathon training was over, I thought about quitting,... Continue Reading →
An honor to speak with Dr. Bill Ziegler at the National Principal Conference during the summer of 2017.
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 →
I love music. Love it so much my first degree wasn't in education-it was in Music Therapy. I know the many ways music can heal, inspire, encourage and support people through all sorts of seasons. So this post is a sort of 'Sonata of Songs' for school. To see if you are ready -click this... Continue Reading →