Connected Educator. Instructional Leader. Innovator.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

I believe…

I Believe

Today’s schools are a cumulative result of centuries of extremely limited thinking about the nature of learners and learning.

I Believe

I must challenge current educational practices such as our use of time, our educational delivery system, high stakes testing, and grading and assessment.

I Believe

To address these challenges in our schools, we must have leaders who have the ability to communicate a vision, develop relationships, communicate with the community, and facilitate difficult conversations about teaching, learning, and assessment.

First 3 Days!

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to interview one of our rising seniors as part of our XQRI grant process.  It was a wonderful conversation that covered quite a bit about the student experience, grading and assessment,...

What podcasts are you listening to in order to stay current, challenge your thinking, and improve your practice?

When my term ended as president of NASSP last July, I had a strong desire to explore coaching and mentoring opportunities.  During the past year, I completed the NAESP Mentor Training and Certification Program. I also joined the second Rhode Island cohort of the...

My Year As NASSP President

Serving as president of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has been a tremendous opportunity. It has been an honor and privilege to serve school leaders across the country. I will treasure many great memories from my travels. The people I...

Kids That Hunt & Fish Don’t Mug Old Ladies

Many years ago, when I was a child living in Northeast, Ohio, my father had a white Ford Ranger pickup truck.  It was a small pickup truck with a cap on the back. This truck eventually became one of my early vehicles. I have lots of great memories with that truck....

So Much To Celebrate In Education

Prior to starting my year as president of the National Association of School Principals (NASSP), I felt myself going down a dark path.  I was growing frustrated with the day to day challenges of being a school leader. I tended to focus on the negative aspects of...
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