Memories of Summer Reading and Writing

One of my fondest summer memories is of going with my mom to the branch library not far from our home in suburban Philadelphia. We’d generally go in the evening, while it was still light out but not quite as hot and sticky as during the day. We would climb the...

Closely Examining Our Students

My husband’s uncle lives in Melbourne, Australia and recently sent me a link to the works of a Melbourne artist by the name of Sam Jinks. I was immediately captivated by the sculptures that loaded to my screen. Sam Jinks, a hyperrealist artist, captures his subjects...

“Reasoning and Sense Making” The book study continues

I’m continuing my study of the book Focus on High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making. I’ve been going through the first four chapters again, just to get a second look at the material more closely. I found this incredible nugget in the first example on page...

Inspired Simplicity As A Way to Work

Each time I walk through my front door I’m greeted by this: It’s one of my most favorite things and a guiding light for the way I choose to live my life. I delight in those things that might otherwise go unnoticed, and I admire individuals who walk the path of...

Reflecting on the School Year

The end of the school year is a whirlwind of activity.  As a high school principal, these things were uppermost in my mind during the last few weeks of the school year: making sure all graduation ceremony arrangements were complete and that any seniors not passing...