Monthly Archives: December 2012

My New Year’s Wish, a school for every child and a community for every school

My first snow day of the season began with a phone call just before midnight. Having an adult-child in the house frequently means answering the phone in my sleep. This night, it meant putting on my snow boots, shoveling out … Continue reading

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Emerging as a Candidate (and hoping for your support)

On Christmas day, I anxiously retrieved the envelope waiting for me in my mailbox. My hands trembled with excitement as I immediately sent out my electronic tentacles in search of encouragement. A fellow teacher coached me through the opening of … Continue reading

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Relationships are Fundamental at Sennett Middle School

Friday afternoon, I was bustling around my classroom rushing to get everything ready to go so that I could meet up with my friends to celebrate my birthday over dinner and a play. Anxiously, I glanced up at the clock … Continue reading

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