Student Agency

A couple of weeks ago, @Evo_Hannan shared an idea with me. This idea was truly an inspiration to me, and when I read his vision, I knew instantly that he was on to something. The idea: student agency. As a historian, the entire notion of agency is very intriguing. I taught AP World History for […]

The Substitute Principal

Recently, my principal pulled me into her office and asked me if I might consider doing our area executive director a favor. Always the team player, I agreed without her even telling me what it was. She explained one of the elementary campuses in the district was going to be without an administrator the next […]

A Life-Changing Event

Prior to my move to central Texas a little more than a year ago, I was working to develop my professional learning network. You see, I had left the Rio Grande Valley and honestly my comfort zone in hopes of advancing my career and completing my doctorate. It was a leap of faith. It was […]

Know Your Worth & Other Thoughts

So, it’s been a busy few weeks with the start of the new school year. It’s been a great start, and I love having the students back and making new connections with our new students. Still, I can’t help but think about the many interviews and applications I submitted during the last six months. Despite […]

“What’s next?”

The other day I was thinking about my favorite TV shows of all time. Among them is The West Wing, which follows President Josiah ‘Jed’ Bartlett. As I was thinking about all things Jed Bartlett, one thing stuck with me. At the end of an episode, President Bartlett asks, “What’s next?” Think about that for a […]

My Summer of Learning

As an administrator, my summers are short. I currently work a 217 calendar which means that I get about three weeks of summer vacation before it is back to school planning for the next year. As I mentioned in many of my tweets, this is the first summer in six years where I don’t have […]