September 5, 2016

The challenge of being a black principal in today’s racial and political climate

I am the proud daughter of a retired Chicago police officer who served for more than 25 years in Chicago’s housing projects. I have heard stories […]
September 5, 2016

All school leaders should take an oath of office

I was traveling in October of 2015 and met some engineers from Canada who were talking about the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer, a ceremony […]
September 5, 2016

5 Ways to Grow Your Leadership Mindset

My journey in education has been rooted in increasing access to equity for children of color. As I have progressed in this career, I realize that […]
September 5, 2016

5 Habits of an Effective Leader

I love Internet memes and I especially love the motivational quotes. This blog is inspired by a meme I saw that listed 20 traits for successful […]
September 22, 2015

Your First 90 Days: Making a Great Leadership Impression

This is my 3rd transition to a new environment and I must say that I am getting better and better at this. What I know is, […]
March 30, 2015

All I Do is Win…3 Steps to Creating a Culture of Winning

Culture of Winning…What does this mean? I was having a chat with my 10 year old about is “place” in 5th grade. I was hoping to […]
March 29, 2015

All Jokes Aside…Being a Leader is Like Being a Stand-up Comedian.

I was reading an interview that Chris Rock did and he talked about how stand-up comedy is the only job where your work is public and […]
March 29, 2015

Where I went wrong in leadership…I put winning before discipline.

I tell students all the time that success is “on purpose”. You accidentally trip and fall…but success is on purpose. In my mind, success and winning […]