HOPE & JOY: The Power of Listening

Posted: April 20, 2021

Wow, what a beautiful weekend.  I hope you’ve been able to enjoy it.  I wanted to share one of my highlights from last week.   We had another community equity forum with about 50 participants.  Although I miss the in-person forums we’ve had in the past, zoom has helped us engage more people and amplify…
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Posted: March 29, 2021

Hello!  With the Governor’s announcement Thursday, we are faced with another transition.  It seems the only other constant besides our amazing teachers and staff showing up for students has been a never-ending state of change and adjustments. It’s required our focus to be on what’s next and hasn’t created a lot of time to pause…
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HOPE & JOY: 4 Elementary Days Per Week & Student Interviews

Posted: March 22, 2021

As we continue on this journey of a school year, we have experienced so many transitions that require a lot of time, attention, and energy.  This week is another big one as we welcome our elementary students four days a week.  Thank you elementary team for all of the work that went into making this…
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HOPE & JOY: Student Voices Video

Posted: March 1, 2021

I’m launching a new series of HOPE & JOY featuring student interviews.  My goal is to capture student voice about what the school year has been like for them.  I had students join me via a quick zoom for the interviews where I asked them: How has the transition of coming back to in person…
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HOPY & JOY: Getting To Know You – Afton Dixon, Odyssey Middle School

Posted: January 31, 2021

Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a nice weekend. For this week’s HOPE & JOY in addition to sharing a Getting to Know You video featuring Afton Dixon from Odyssey, I wanted to share my appreciation for the local support we have historically received from our community. For over forty years, our schools have benefited…
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