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

June 2020 Reading Update

In May I finally got out of the quarantine fog enough to enjoy a lot of fun reading.  By then George Floyd was murdered and I changed my viewpoint. I spent a lot of time trying to immerse myself in … Continue reading

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Moving from “not racist” to antiracist

I just finished reading How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. While I keep track of my reading in monthly blogs, I knew I had to write a blog specifically about this book, to capture my reflections and … Continue reading

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May 2020 Reading Update

I feel like I finally got my reading mojo back midway through this month!  Despite the continued stress of distance learning and working from home, I’m finally able to enjoy reading for pleasure again. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith – … Continue reading

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April 2020 Reading Update

Since the pandemic and quarantine, I have found it so hard to concentrate on reading. I’ve read enough articles and posts to know I’m not alone in this. I felt guilty for awhile, but I know that I need to … Continue reading

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5 Things

Inspired by this blog idea by a lifestyle blog I follow, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on 5 things I miss, 5 things I don’t miss, and 5 things I’m grateful for right now. As hard as … Continue reading

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March 2020 Reading Update

This month I didn’t enter the first book on this list until March 17. It has been a crazy month, between work travel, my own sickness (not the virus!), and then all the work to close schools and plan for … Continue reading

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Happiness Hashtags

I keep sitting down, thinking I will write the next post in my green schools blog series (catch up on one and two), but it just doesn’t feel like the right time. How can I write about the amazing green … Continue reading

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The New Abnormal

It’s been over a week since I’ve written a blog post. Writing is one of those things that normally brings me peace, that relaxes me, and that helps me reflect. Unfortunately, the last week of my life brought so many … Continue reading

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Solar in Schools

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

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Reflecting on my carbon footprint

After attending the Green Schools National Conference this past week, I’m reflecting on my knowledge of sustainability and green schools education. I joined a new district nine months ago that is a national leader in sustainable education and my word … Continue reading

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