Better..or better enough. #principalinbalance

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 →

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When Your Quadrants Collide #BalanceLAP

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 →

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 →

Yes Day! #familybooktalk #principalinbalance

So the challenge to create a #FamilyBookTalk first came via Dr. Brad Gustafson Family Book Talk post.  Then during our Thursday night Mastermind my weekly personal challenge was to spend more quality time with Isaiah (thanks Danny for the motivation), because well five years ago this was us: Five years ago we were recently mother and son.....five years later he... Continue Reading →

Before the Bell Rings: 4 Ways to Stay Balanced with School and Home.

August.  The month for educators of excitement, anticipation, and the start of a new (school) year.  Many of us left our classrooms/schools in June with a list of books to read, conferences to go to, and big ideas for the next school year.  If you are like me June-July-August are months that help me ramp... Continue Reading →

Enjoying the Ride: Understanding the Ups and Downs of Leading a School.

A seesaw (also known as a teeter-totter or teeterboard) is a long, narrow board supported by a single pivot point, most commonly located at the midpoint between both "ends"; as one end goes up, the other goes down. Growing up I loved the seesaw.  The ‘highs’ were just enough for a girl who dislikes heights... Continue Reading →

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