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My Assistant Principal Doesn’t Like My Kids – How Facebook Made Me a Better Leader


I recently took my family to The La Brea Tar Pits Museum in Los Angeles. This was the first time I had been back to the museum in 42 years! I was lucky enough to be part of the 6th grade class that was invited to the museum’s grand opening. Walking through the museum, I […]

The Purpose Circle – Creating a More Collaborative Culture in our Schools


“From a motivation perspective, helping others enriches the meaning and purpose of our own lives, showing us that our contributions matter and energizing us to work harder, longer, and smarter.” – Adam Grant Being a school administrator is tough. You have a vision for the school. You have goals and objectives that you want to […]

The First Four Questions a New Principal Needs to Answer


At the time of this writing, I am not a principal. I am an assistant principal. It is, however, my goal to serve as a principal some day. I have often wondered what it would be like on that day when I meet my new staff for the first time. What would be my first […]

The Power of Positive Reinforcement – It’s Biological

The Power of Positive Reinforcement – It’s Biological

I am currently reading David Rock’s book, Quiet Leadership, and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite books. Although I’m not finished with it yet, I wanted to share something that I’ve learned from the book. David has done a lot of research on the brain, and how it works, and I’ve found it fascinating. […]