Tag Archives: Kansas Public Schools

Journey of a Superintendent: Stand in the Light

There are moments in life that affirm my belief that if you stay true to your principles, good things will happen.  I have learned that many times, just when it seems that disappointment and darkness will win the day, something … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Aim High. Choose Excellence. No Excuses.

“Aim High. Choose Excellence. No Excuses.” There is so much discussion in the media and on the national level about the quality of public schools. I often read or hear comments from critics suggesting that public schools are not succeeding. … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: 3,200 and Counting!

We asked for your support and, as expected, you jumped on board. I am writing this blog with a full heart and a deep feeling of gratitude. On August 1, the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools kicked-off a “What Are … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Keeping Students On-Track for Future Success

August is one of the most exciting times to be a superintendent. It’s like the break of day, early in the morning. The air is alive with enthusiasm and anticipation. Our community is filled with adults and students, hurriedly preparing … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: What Are You Reading?

Summer is officially here. It always begins with much anticipation as children and grownups alike think of days filled with ballgames, picnics, warm days and cool evening breezes. As educators we look forward to time to refresh, attend classes, and … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: A Special Thank You to Teachers

Every now and again, I find myself looking back, and thinking about the different directions my life could have taken. When I do, at those points where I found my life at a crossroads, there was always someone there to … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Celebrating Our PTA

Today I had the opportunity to be a part of a celebration of the partnership between the PTA and our schools. The partnership began long before most readers of this blog were alive – 1912 to be exact. Nearly 100 … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: It’s Storming

I have previously shared my thoughts in this space about the goodness of humankind. I have long held the belief that at the end of the day, those of us who commit to believing in human goodness will win out … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Celebrating American Education Week

This is the week we celebrate American Education Week. I can’t help but notice the irony in writing about our nation celebrating education. We live in a society that loves to sensationalize the not so positive – a world where … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: All of Us Must Support the Education of Our Youth

This is an interesting, thought provoking, and challenging time to be an educator. Consider that almost every time we have turned on the news the last few weeks, or listened to a commentary, someone has been talking about public schools. … Continue reading

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