A Glimpse Into the Schools of 1946

What’s past is prologue. William Shakespeare, The Tempest It is sometimes difficult to capture much more than a glimpse into the past to really realize just what a profound influence a particular event means to a community.  It is during these rare glimpses that the veil of time is at its thinnest and individuals realize that certain events are turning…

The Students Who Need Us Most

I walk through schools every week. How else can I support and assist teachers and principals in their work unless I really understand what the work is? I recently walked through a school and had an experience that after 30 years in this field, and seeing students face all kinds of hardships, still managed to bring tears to my eyes.…

Living in Two Worlds

Sometimes when two worlds collide, a better one is created.                                                                                 Susan Gale The quote above creates visual image in my mind of cyclonic winds converging and leaving an altered landscape in its wake. This is probably due to events I have personally witnessed.  I have observed the literal convergence of air masses three times in my lifetime. The…