2022’s Annual Upper School Mini-Conference

If you’ve been a reader of my blog, you know that we do an annual conference in the Upper School at Woodward Academy each year. It’s one of my favorite things to plan and host with our Innovation Team. There is nothing more powerful, in my opinion, than personalized professional learning options led by theContinue reading “2022’s Annual Upper School Mini-Conference”

Leadership Life Lessons

As most of you know, I began my journey into administration during the summer of 2016. My graduate program in educational leadership at Columbia University included an emphasis on public school building, especially regarding the creation of charter schools. Needless to say, I couldn’t help but jump at an incredible opportunity to be the AssistantContinue reading “Leadership Life Lessons”

An Experiment With Mindfulness

Recently, I graduated with my Ed.M in Education Leadership from Columbia University.  When researching various leadership programs, one aspect (among many) that drew me to Columbia’s program was the intentional infusion of emotional intelligence and self-awareness (also known as mindfulness) training into the 14 month program. There is a large amount of research and publicity circulating theContinue reading “An Experiment With Mindfulness”

Batter Up! Tips To Keep You From Striking Out AT the Beginning Of The School Year

It’s here!  Dreams of seating charts, bells, lesson plans, bulletins boards, and pre-planning agendas have started creeping their way into your brain again!  The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time, but it can also go down as the most stressful time of your year.  Yes, you receive a new set ofContinue reading “Batter Up! Tips To Keep You From Striking Out AT the Beginning Of The School Year”

The Ultimate Teacher Field Trip

Imagine…it’s late on a school night, you can’t quite fall asleep yet, and you are perusing Twitter.  Can anyone out there with a night time routine sympathize with me?  So, you are laying down trying to unwind and looking at all of the awesome things Twitter has to offer when you discover this tweet: Educators:Continue reading “The Ultimate Teacher Field Trip”