Superintendent’s Texts

Highlighting my writings in the papers and news.

Were Schools Ready for a Pandemic ?

Were Schools Ready for a Pandemic ? No.  Was anyone ready for this pandemic? No. Are schools getting ready to serve children in the pandemic? Yes. Our American public schools have to be ready for just about any eventuality and sadly in recent history, even for school shootings. For years, those of us who lead […]

What’s it take to be a great School Principal?

The list of answers to this question is likely very long. Books are written about the role. Many points of view will answer the question differently. Teachers, parents, students, community members all will have their opinion. Principals, themselves, are worthy of a good listening after being asked this question. I asked a couple principals recently […]

IMAGE A NATION

IMAGINATION IMAGE  I  NATION IMAGE A NATION Since I can remember, which is probably as a four year old, I have always looked with an artist’s eye. I have always seen with my outer and inner eyes. I am fortunate in this way. This way of being likely emerges from both nature and nurture. Burnt […]

What is America?

In this Spring/Summer of the year 2020, we can ask ourselves as educators and community members many questions. One comes to my mind most recently, What is America?  In the last few weeks I have been working with students and teachers online and doing math/art activities and lessons with colleagues. The way we work is […]

RIO MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020: tHE sHOW gOES oN

Each week for the last several weeks I have been meeting on line with Rio School District Music Teachers and our artists in residence. We have been talking and planning about how we adapt to the pandemic school closures and keep our THRIVING music programs going. We know how important this is to children and […]