I believe it is only through our own learning that we can inspire the children we serve to pursue their own passions and purposes. I had the privilege of working as a district superintendent, school principal, charter school site administrator, teacher leader, and a middle school humanities teacher. I earned my doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of California, Davis in 2010. My dissertation, “Below the Green Line”: Collaboration, Constructive Conflict and Trust in Teacher Professional Communities, explored some of the essential conditions that foster authentic collaboration focused on student learning.
I believe that as educational leaders we need to be actively engaged in our own professional learning and share our learning openly. Modeling the practices we want to foster in our staff and students is an important part of the learning process.
I started this blog as a space for my professional reflection and learning. I also hope to promote a dialogue with other educators about teaching and learning. Feel free to comment, critique, ask questions and respond. Join the conversation!
All perspectives shared here are my own.
Other Articles and Posts
- “How to Leverage the Power of Your Personal Learning Network,” Guest blog post on The Startup Classroom Blog, Sonoma State University, October 21, 2014.
- “Modeling Tech Use in Our Small District,” The School Administrator, October 2014