09/16/2019

A Joyful Learning Environment

When I applied to be WES’s head of school I did a fair amount of research including reading articles about WES, looking at the school’s website, and talking with several current and alumni families. Of all the information I gathered, I remember being struck by a line in the school’s mission statement, “We believe that […]

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11/09/2018

How may I help?

“How can I help?” is not a question I often ask. When I’m attempting to assist someone, I am more likely to dive into the problem and offer a solution or a way to solve it—”Have you thought of x?” or “Have you tried y?” In our roles as colleagues, spouses, parents, and teachers we […]

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09/20/2018

So Many Options Yet I Don’t Know What to Do

Parenting is hard. So when we try something that works, we should share. This week I thought I would share a successful parenting experience that occurred in my family this weekend in this spirit of sharing and giving parents another tool in the “parenting toolbox.” I brought my seven-year-old twins to WES with me on […]

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03/24/2017

The Real World

I attended a party not so long ago and, as normally occurs, I entered into a conversation about education. During the conversation, the gentleman with whom I was speaking made a very common statement, “We need to do a better job of preparing our children for the real world.” As the gentleman continued, I looked […]

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12/01/2016

A Reflection on Our Children and Technology

Over the past few years, I’ve listened to adults label and generalize today’s children as people who are overly dependent on technology and are not developing the social skills of previous generations because of this. I too have had some concerns about the overuse of technology, but my concerns are not limited to Generation Z, […]

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11/10/2016

My Why

I thought my first blog would be an opportune time to share, My Why – why I choose to work with children, why access and equity are driving forces for me, and why, as an educational leader, my decisions are always student-centered. I am a native Philadelphian who grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood in […]

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