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July 19, 2019

Fourth update vlog post wherein I explain why I skipped publishing my 3rd update vlog post and how Olga (my wife) is doing six weeks post-diagnosis of ALS.

I also talk about ONE potential mechanism for MND (which is what folks outside the USA refer to ALS as), and...

Episode 1: My dear wife, Olga, has been diagnosed with ALS--a disease without a cure or meaningful treatments. Please donate to save her life... https://fundly.com/save-olga-s-life

December 4, 2018

Systemic change requires the interrelationships and interdependencies among the parts of the educational system be fully recognized. That is, as a leader, I must continually communicate to all stakeholders how our desired changes are being accompanied by changes in oth...

November 15, 2018

In my experience as an education leader, I have come to learn that collaboration and teamwork are simply non-negotiable characteristics of successful organizations. That is, they are essential to effectiveness and innovation. However, effective collaboration is easier...

October 4, 2018

I want to be a school principal because I am committed to providing safe, challenging, and nurturing education experiences for students. I want to contribute to a school district with a remarkable reputation for their dedication to equitable and accountable education f...

April 15, 2017

Part 1     |     Part 2     |     Part 3

To lead a district in determining what it's telecommunications and information systems needs are, we have to begin by assessing or scanning the IT environment of the district.  That's what part 3 of...

September 2, 2016

The thing about is that it’s all fun and games until somebody loses their privacy.

I’ve been using digital technologies since the early 1980s:  used it with my students during my classroom teaching career and used it with staff and colleagues throughout my career as an...

December 10, 2015

To create extraordinary futures, a school district must provide tailored, individualized learning experiences for students in order to inspire them to achieve beyond their perceived potentials.  The best way to accomplish this challenge is to hire and retain talented a...

November 18, 2015

By way of a methodology centered on action research, one middle-sized primary school in New Zealand composed of 20 teachers underwent a successful change initiative exploring their conception of curricular leadership in 2004. The senior management team examined theoret...

September 2, 2015

As leaders in K-12 education, we are often called to develop budgets for schools, districts, or special projects.  Having had some experience with this as well as cost control techniques, I thought I’d share my thinking regarding a strategic approach to budgeting, fore...

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