Do Your Little Bit of Good

A few years ago (or maybe a few more than that) I was the proud recipient of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. I know what you are thinking, "That has served him well." My wife is quick to point out that the only other political science major she is aware of is … Continue reading Do Your Little Bit of Good

The Most Essential Task

Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. ¬†- Desmond Tutu Many of my days are filled with activities, projects, and tasks. I hurry from one thing to another, and time flies by in a haze of meetings and minutiae. If I … Continue reading The Most Essential Task

Instagram: Telling Our Story

A few weeks ago, I posted the following paragraphs to my personal Facebook account: My school has a perception problem, and it is frustrating. Willis serves the lowest socioeconomic area of Chandler and there is an unfortunate stigma that goes along with that...the impression that our students, and our school, have less potential than other … Continue reading Instagram: Telling Our Story

The Three R’s: Relationships, Resilience, Reflection

Almost every school day I witness the same (or similar) incidents play out in our classrooms, and on our campus. Children in crisis. The issue(s) might be real, imagined, understated, or dramatized; but whether perception, or reality, there are kids who are in survival model -- struggling just to manage day to day challenges. Their … Continue reading The Three R’s: Relationships, Resilience, Reflection

The Stories You Aren’t Supposed to Tell

In the era of school choice, students have become a commodity. In addition to educational credentials, a master's degree in marketing might be considered a valuable investment for school¬†leaders. Telling your school's story is a necessity in a free market educational system, because where parents (and students) choose to go -- so goes the money … Continue reading The Stories You Aren’t Supposed to Tell