Open Letter to Community – Re: Racism, Equality & Freedom

“Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. June 1, 2020 An Open Letter to our Community, The tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, brings racial violence to the Continue reading Open Letter to Community – Re: Racism, Equality & Freedom

Impact of a Teacher – #112Leads

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin With this school year coming to a close on June 4, 2020 I was reflecting on the power of a teacher, and in February 2017 I shared Continue reading Impact of a Teacher – #112Leads

Letter to the Community April 17 2020 – #112Leads

Haga clic aquí para la versión en español “In life, there is no such thing as impossible; it’s always possible.”– Venus Williams Dear North Shore School District 112 Staff and Community, As you may have heard or read, today Governor Continue reading Letter to the Community April 17 2020 – #112Leads

D112 Supt Message Regarding IL Stay at Home – #112Leads

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – Gail Devers Over the course of just over one week our worlds have changed significantly in Illinois and our nation and our world with the COVID-19 Pandemic. On March 12, 2020, Continue reading D112 Supt Message Regarding IL Stay at Home – #112Leads

Safety in North Shore School District 112

“It’s hard to beat a person that never gives up.” – Babe Ruth One of the high points about working in North Shore School District 112 is the community outreach and partnership among public, social services, and private providers in Continue reading Safety in North Shore School District 112

Snapshots of Success in District 112 – #112Leads

“We rise by lifting others.”– Robert Ingersol  I recently posted a podcast episode with the information contained in this blog post, if you’re interested, you can listen: In North Shore School District 112, I’m proud to report that our present Continue reading Snapshots of Success in District 112 – #112Leads

D112 Superintendent Thanksgiving Message #112Leads

November 27, 2019 Sharing a note I sent to the North Shore School District 112 Community with greetings of holiday cheer and links to some recent success metrics in our District. “You don’t owe me a thing, I’ve been there Continue reading D112 Superintendent Thanksgiving Message #112Leads

Paint by Numbers or Creative Leadership – How do you lead?

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become  more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams Students have one chance to experience whatever grade level they are in. They will be in third Continue reading Paint by Numbers or Creative Leadership – How do you lead?

The Unlearning Leader – Sharing a Mindset

“The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who can learn, unlearn, and relearn.” – Toffler Nick Polyak and I wrote the Unlearning Leader: Leading for Tomorrow’s Schools Today (2017 Rowman Continue reading The Unlearning Leader – Sharing a Mindset