Pathways to Teaching: Part 1

Posted on: Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:00
Teaching is one of the most fulfilling jobs a person can have, and also one of the most difficult. Those who have answered the call to teach have taken many different paths. This short blog series will feature 3 different pathways to teaching. I begin with my own journey.

Redistricting through the Lens of Cultural Proficiency

Posted on: Tue, 03/12/2019 - 09:00
Redistricting students into new schools is one of the hardest decisions the Board of Education makes. It is a very emotional issue for the students and their families. As we embark on the redistricting process for the Linganore, Oakdale and Urbana feeder patterns, I am very proud of the Board of Education for demonstrating their commitment to cultural proficiency.

Evolving Education

Posted on: Tue, 03/05/2019 - 09:00
I recently attended the National Conference on Education, and one of the keynote speakers was Dr. Bill Daggett. I have heard Dr. Daggett speak several times, and each time, I am reminded that it is time to think about educational practices in the 21st Century.

Courage

Posted on: Tue, 01/22/2019 - 21:00
As our nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I encourage everyone to read some of his speeches and inspirational quotes. His messages are still relevant today.

The Power of Extracurricular Activities: Model United Nations

Posted on: Tue, 01/15/2019 - 09:00
There is plenty of research to support the value of student participation in extracurricular activities—from increased engagement to better academic achievement. FCPS offers a variety of opportunities for our students to explore interests through extracurricular programs. One exceptional example is the Model United Nations.
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