Author Archives: Worthington

The Eye of a Hurricane

It’s Sunday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio.  It’s a ridiculously nice 71 degree September day with bright sunshine outside.  I’d like to be watching the Bengals game but 10tv is showing the Browns game so instead I’m glued to the Weather … Continue reading

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Life is Funny and Sports are Weird

In Worthington Schools we believe in co-curricular participation for our students.  We know that students who are connected to their peers in a positive way do better academically and emotionally.  In addition we believe that competition through sports is a … Continue reading

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Big Things Big…Small Things Small pt.2

Ever since last winter and my conversation with Greg Ross this phrase “Big Things Big…Small Things Small” has been rolling around in my head.  It’s our theme for this school year in Worthington.  In that context it’s about managing change … Continue reading

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Big Things Big….Small Things Small pt. 1

One of the great privileges I have as Superintendent of Worthington Schools is the opportunity to speak to our staff at our opening convocation the day before school starts. “I’ve titled my talk this year “Big things big, small things … Continue reading

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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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