Why I Lead

This is the beginning of my fourth year of owning my own business. Before that, I was district administrator and prior to becoming the district’s curriculum director, I taught 2nd grade. Some might say that I’m still in the beginning stages of my leadership role, but I would argue that I have been leading my

SC Midlands Summit Sessions

I’m excited to be back at the SC Midlands Summit this year to present on Leadership, Blended Learning, and Change Management.  Below are the links to my sessions’ slide decks. As always, I value your feedback! Leadership Lessons Anyone Can Learn: All educators are leaders! This session will be high-energy and interactive, exploring how to take

Three Points of Impact for Lasting Transformational Change

I’ve been getting many congratulatory messages on LinkedIn to mark the three year anniversary of my consulting business. This milestone has given me a reason to reflect on the past three years and all that I’ve learned through the process. “Transformational change is generally misunderstood. Unlike transitional and incremental change that are outcome focused, transformational

Tackling Top Leadership Practices

I have had the pleasure of working in over thirty different school districts in two different countries over the past nineteen years. Those experiences, coupled with my passion for student-driven educational environments and strong leadership practices are what fuel my work today. One chief aspect of my work is to work one-on-one with leaders coaching

The Leadership Evolution

I have been spending some time recently talking with leaders, picking their brains a bit. Because I’m a firm believer that good leadership is good leadership regardless of industry, I haven’t limited these conversations to educational leaders only. A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of speaking with Mark Ackley, Executive Vice President

The New Normal

I’m not a big fan of the term “21st Century Skills”. I mean, we are nearly two decades into the 21st century. Shouldn’t those skills just be called learning? I also don’t love the phrase, “but that’s how we’ve always done it.” I don’t advocate change just for the sake of change, but I also