Author Archives: Amy's Reflections

About Amy's Reflections

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning

A Daring 2021

Every year I choose a word of the year. Unlike a resolution, which is so easily broken or forgotten, my word is often something that carries me through the entire year. Some years, my word pops up in unexpected ways, … Continue reading

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November 2021 Reading Update

I knew this would be a good reading month for me. I had surgery mid-month, and have a long, slow recovery ahead of me, with ample time to read! I started the month with a big stack of books that … Continue reading

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Currently 3.0

I was just reminded of my first two Currently posts (one and two), and decided this would be an interesting time to capture in my life. Since I had surgery one week ago and am currently home on a 6 … Continue reading

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October 2021 Reading Update

This was a slow reading month for me. I didn’t finish my first book on the list below until 10/10, but I have now read over 100 books in 2021! The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams – This … Continue reading

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September 2021 Reading Update

I am such a mood reader! I picked up a very slow, beautiful ficion narrative this month that was just not what I was in the mood for when I had time to read. It’s still on my shelf to … Continue reading

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August 2021 Reading Update

Of all the choices I make when deciding what to read next, the gender identity of the author is rarely a choice, unless I am consciously seeking out a nonbinary voice to expand myself. So it is by accident that … Continue reading

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What Fills Your Cup?

I was recently reading Beyond the Surface of Restorative Practices by Marisol Quevedo Rerucha and she was sharing the habits and practices that she employs to keep her own cup full, so that she is better able to support others. … Continue reading

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Revisiting Professional Books

How do you use what you read in professional books to make an impact in your work?  I am an avid reader. I read fast and I read a lot. I do not, however, have a great memory. Once of … Continue reading

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July 2021 Reading Update

I have a funny reading story about my poor memory (and the reason I blog about what I read!). Earlier this month I was scrolling through my Facebook memories and the memory below, from 2011 pops up: I blogged about … Continue reading

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Green Teams

I’m writing a series of blog posts to document my learning about green schools; work that I have landed in over the last two years. Please follow along with my journey and share where you are in the environmental sustainability … Continue reading

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