HOPE & JOY: Happy Staff Appreciation Week!

Posted: May 3, 2021

Happy Staff Appreciation Week! Even with the great challenge this year has presented, I hope you have felt great appreciation all year long.  I thought I would share a pretty cool story about one of our staff members I saw on the news this week, Alia Woolfe and her family’s mission of kindness.  I asked…
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HOPE & JOY: April showers, May flowers

Posted: April 24, 2021

I hope you had a nice weekend after a very busy week.  It was inspiring to see students in school last week and talk with staff.  I’m in the habit of asking “How are you doing?” This year, behind our masks, that question seems almost a little silly.  Where do you begin when answering that…
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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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