Author Archives: Worthington

Much is Expected

One of the great honors and responsibilities I have as Superintendent of Schools is the opportunity to speak to our graduating classes at our commencement ceremonies.  This year as I attempt to impart whatever morsels of wisdom that 44-year olds … Continue reading

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Hustle

It’s speech season and as Superintendent I was asked to give a few remarks at the Thomas Worthington Senior Scholarship event.  Here is what I said: “Here in Old Worthington we have a local bakery named Sassafras Bakery (657 High … Continue reading

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The Jeff Maddox Award for Inspiration

Last Friday night I was lucky to be able to attend the Worthington Academy Recognition Ceremony.  Worthington Academy is a school that was created to help students see success who may have struggled in traditional schooling.  We have 120 students … Continue reading

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I’m heading back to McCord

Last February I participated in the Shadow a Student Challenge designed by the School Retool Network.  Last year I spent the day at Thomas Worthington High School shadowing Quinn Mottice.  This year I have chosen to participate again (although one … Continue reading

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Evelyn Cummins Changed My Life

In life it’s often the seemingly insignificant moments that you are able to look back upon and recognize the importance.  Everyday in our classrooms these moments occur between adults and students.  Sometimes these moments change lives. After Christmas dinner we … Continue reading

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What Do I Really Do?

This blog was originally posted by leadupnow.com When my kids were little, they used to ask me, “Daddy, what do you actually do all day?”  As the superintendent of a 10,000 student school district in Central Ohio, I would often … Continue reading

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A Deadly Wandering

Earlier this summer I wrote about the book Dreamland.  If you haven’t yet read Dreamland, I can’t recommend it highly enough. I have another book I’d like to recommend.  Last June I was at a party and Worthington parent Aimee … Continue reading

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