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Comments to Retiring Teachers

As part of my job as Superintendent I get to do a fair amount of public speaking.  In the month of May a fair amount turns into almost every night. That said, it’s a part of my job that I … Continue reading

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Tell Your Parents You Love Them

Back in the fall of 1998 I was working as the Dean of Students at McCord Middle School.  After school I would work as an assistant football coach at McCord for then head coach Tom Lichtenberg.  Tom was a fascinating … Continue reading

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TEDxWorthingtonED

Today I have the opportunity to speak at TEDxWorthingtonED  The theme of this event is resolve and when I heard the theme I immediately knew what I wanted to talk about.  I learned resolve from one man.  A man who … Continue reading

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2015 Comes to an End

As we end 2015 I’m sitting in a quiet office on a gray day in Worthington, Ohio.  My coffee is dark and hot and there is some space in my day to reflect on the past year.  What a year … Continue reading

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The “What” and the “How”

Recently I was honored to spend a significant amount of time with the Thomas Worthington Girls Field Hockey team which won the 2015 Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championship in November.  As Superintendent of Schools I’m removed from the … Continue reading

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The Night I Disrupted Parent Teacher Conferences

As Superintendent of a large suburban school district with 19 schools and nearly 10,000 students there is somewhere I should be every night of the week.  I have formal meetings to attend or  student athletic contest or performances.  Most nights … Continue reading

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Creating a Growth Mindset

Fostering a growth mindset is critical for all of our students in Worthington.  On Monday 9.21 we posted a blog on our sister site Absolute Excellence titled “Why a Growth Mindset?”  This post is intended to build upon that post. … Continue reading

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