Category Archives: Leadership

Calendar of Observances

Did you know that March 31 is Cesar Chavez Day? Do you know why we honor Chavez? Do you know who or what is celebrated tomorrow or next month and why? The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has a very detailed calendar … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Women Mentors

After recently finishing Leading While Female: A Culturally Proficient Response for Gender Equity by Trudy T. Arriaga, Stacie L. Stanley and Delores B. Lindsey, I was reflecting on the amazing women leaders who have served as my teachers, mentors, sponsors, … Continue reading

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Creating Connections Counts

Last week I attended AASA’S National Conference on Education, here in my own fine city of San Diego.  I heard some amazing keynote speakers, attended some great sessions, enjoyed lunch with colleagues, and even caught up with my AASA mentor … Continue reading

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Intentionality

Last week I had the opportunity to visit Apple for a 2 day learning experience with a group of leaders from the Southern California. While I wasn’t allowed to take any pictures, nor post anything on social media about Apple … Continue reading

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Sustainability Education

What does sustainability education look like in your school system? How green is your school/ district?  I recently attended the Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit. The job I began in July is in a school district that has … Continue reading

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Learning to Lead: A Self-Reflective Survey

I’ve read the book Learning Leadership by Kouzes and Posner twice now – once on my own and again as part of a book study with all the principals in my district. With each new reading, I take away a … Continue reading

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Does Stress Bring Out Your Best or Your Worst?

Stress.  It’s a daily part of life. Not all stress is bad. Not everyone reacts the same to stress. I find that stressful situations often bring out the best or the worst in people.  I have seen the best and … Continue reading

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Sit & Get… Compliance

I have been an educator for over 20 years. I have spent significantly more than 20 hours in my career, probably in each school year, sitting in meetings and being talked at. We often call these meetings the “Sit and … Continue reading

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Teacher Leadership Academy

This is a blog co-written by a group of teachers who participated in the first Teacher Leadership Academy (TLA) in our district during the 2017-18 school year; I was one of the Amy administrators who created the TLA.  Teacher Leadership … Continue reading

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People Follow People, Not Positions

  Think for a moment about a leader, a mentor, or a colleague you admire. What does this person mean to you? What do you know about this person as a leader/worker/ professional? What do you know about this person … Continue reading

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