A Change in Course.

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 →

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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 →

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 →

How a Kindergarten Center is Amazing with Jessica Cabeen Transformative Principal 099

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 →

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