From the team Tag

Positive School Culture – You are the Key

A positive school culture is the key to success of both your staff and your students.  Yesterday, I wrote about starting the year off right with 4 tips for an amazing first day of […]

Pre Planning Week Trends for 2015-16 School Year

AHHHH the excitement is in the air. The entire summer has led up to this pre planning week when all your teachers new and old “not in age, mind you” will be returning to […]

A Positive Work Environment – The Ultimate Guide

I know better than anyone the need for a positive work environment.  I remember sitting in my car as a young professional, for 15 minutes, begging myself to get out of the car and […]

How to Use Your Team to Identify REAL Issues.

In one of my recent blogs, 6 Steps to Creating the Ultimate Solution Finding Team, I reference how important it is to use your team to identify real issues, develop ideas for solutions, and utilize […]

How To Use Icebreakers To Stand Out

I stood in front of 300 teens, I had 3 hours, a microphone and a screen behind me for my Powerpoint.  It was just them and me…. and probably the most fun I have […]

People Matter…Say My Name!

Dear Judy, Please accept this letter as a true indication of my most sincere apologies for scaring the crap out of you today.  But you looked so frustrated as you ran after that bus, […]

What My First Job as a Manager Taught Me

What My First Job as a Manager Taught Me I dropped my kids off today at overnight summer camp, the exact same summer camp that I went to as a kid, and the exact […]


Hire the Right People My dad, who managed for 34 years of his life,  always preached the Five R’s to success in management. The Right People in The Right Place at The Right Time […]

6 steps to creating the ULTIMATE SOLUTION FINDING TEAM!

My career for many years has been around mentoring.  Within all successful mentoring relationships there is a common thread of creating a safe environment.  The same is true with the teams that we work […]