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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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What’s Your Why

Having the unique privilege to speak to the entire staff of Worthington Schools at our district convocation is one of my favorite parts of my job.  This year my talk focused on our district mission.  Here’s what I said: “I’ve … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Summer

We start school in Worthington Schools in just one week.  It’s been a good summer for our family and I hope the same is true for your family.  As a parent who is raising three daughters we had a lot … Continue reading

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Lessons I Learned on the Trail

Last winter I was talking to the mom of a Thomas Worthington student.  She was explaining that her son had signed up for several of our blended learning courses as a way to get ahead so he could graduate in … Continue reading

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