Lessons from our Graduates…

At the beginning of this month when our State Governor shared that an outdoor, in-person, socially-distant graduation would be possible, our Leadership Team immediately gathered at our high school stadium. We began to measure the stands and the track to see what appropriate seating would look like; began to think through how we would handle … Continue reading Lessons from our Graduates…

What My Online Students Taught Me…

I have been working 24/7 since this pandemic began in my role as superintendent, just like all of my educator friends across the state and country have as well. I have searched every resource, looked at every model and tried to emulate the best of the best. But I forgot one major resource... my own … Continue reading What My Online Students Taught Me…

What’s Your Dream?

One of the things I LOVE about serving as a Superintendent in Texas is the camaraderie among our female leaders. Our state's organization supporting women school executives (TCWSE) is thriving. Not only do area groups gather throughout the year and the whole group comes together for an energy-packed, inspirational annual conference, the female superintendents have … Continue reading What’s Your Dream?

Visioning What Could Be…

I had the distinct honor to lead our Convocation with our Gunter ISD staff this past week. Each year at this special event we reflect on successes from the previous year, celebrate the incredible people who help make our district amazing every day, and I spend a few moments talking about our vision for the … Continue reading Visioning What Could Be…

The Journey Towards Future-Ready

This piece was originally written as a two-part series for Big Deal Media to share on their Teaching4Tomorrow blog. Those blogs can be seen here: Part I, Part II. Thanks Big Deal Media for sharing these thoughts! Every district is on a journey. The incredible part of serving as a superintendent is having the privilege … Continue reading The Journey Towards Future-Ready

YOU are Enough…

Isn’t it funny how impatient we are? When I think about my leadership path, I've definitely been doing this work for some time. But when I look at this most recent journey of writing and sharing on a broader platform, I have really just begun. Six months ago I went to our state's education leadership … Continue reading YOU are Enough…

Leading through High Expectations

I shared in an earlier post that I am not very good on land... Even with my 6'1 frame, I tried all the sports and the outcome was the same. I was terrible. I started swimming when I was 15 years old; a sophomore in high school. I had improved a lot that first year … Continue reading Leading through High Expectations