Tag Archives: Worthington Schools

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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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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Graduation Speeches

I graduated from Worthington High School in 1991.  I tell people that I was an average student in high school but statistically that’s not accurate.  When you graduate in the bottom half of your high school class like I did, … Continue reading

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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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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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