The Purpose of Leadership

This is a topic that has been on my mind for a while now. I have been debating whether or not to write about it, but in keeping with my #OneWord2020 (bold), I decided that it was probably time that I sit down, write it, and publish it. One of the reasons I started this […]

My #OneWord for 2020

This time of year is filled with reflection and planning for the upcoming year. Interestingly enough, it is also the end of a decade-though purists will say that the decade doesn’t begin until 2021. So, along with reflecting on this year, I find myself reflecting on the decade as well. The 2010s were a very […]

Reflecting on the #EAEBC

A few weeks ago I posted about William McBride’s Entertaining an Elephant. I reviewed the book after having read it during my summer break–the first one since earning my doctorate and not having any coursework, research, or writing to do.  Not too long after, a discussion came up on Twitter about books that everyone should […]

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 […]