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Finding Meaning in a Time of Crisis

Finding Meaning in a Time of Crisis

“Dad?” From the tone of the voice on the other end of the phone, I knew it was time. My youngest daughter, Molly, is an independent, resilient honor student at the University of Colorado. Her classes had already gone virtual, but she had decided to stick it out in her...
Finding Meaning in a Time of Crisis

The Importance of Mentoring

As an undergraduate student at UT, I held a variety of jobs, including one at a convenience store. The owner, a very successful businessman who spoke few words, gave me sage advice. “Kevin,” he said, “as you go into your profession, you need to find mentors who will...
Finding Meaning in a Time of Crisis

Coming Together Through Community Schools

When I was an elementary principal of a Title 1 school, my favorite thing to do was to stand out front every morning to greet students, staff and parents. Regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, political persuasion, religion or ability, every child who...
Finding Meaning in a Time of Crisis

Good Things Happen When Educators Vote

When educators speak up for public education, people listen. When they vote, good things happen for our children. But when they don’t speak up and don’t vote, history has shown us that bad things happen. It really is that simple. Texas’ 86th legislative session is now...