My Year as Minnesota Superintendent of the Year

Humbled, reflective, energized, overwhelmed, honored – all words that describe the experience of being named Minnesota Superintendent of the Year.  After the initial rush...

Re-Focusing Our Mission: The Modern Graduate, The Modern Learning Environment, &...

Our mission as educators has always been and will always be to use the best of our own education, experience, wisdom, and capacities to...

The Meditative School Administrator

Leading schools has always been a stressful profession. Educational administration is by its very nature a challenging vocation that requires one to balance the...

Creating a Culture for Rigorous Learning: The Key to Successful...

Rigorous learning is the bridge from our classrooms to our students’ future, long-term success. Rigorous learning is developing in students the skills, knowledge, attitudes...

My Time as Minnesota’s Superintendent of the Year

It is an honor to be selected as the Minnesota Superintendent of the Year (SOY). To be recognized by my peers is one of...