Welcome. The opening of this blog is part transparency, part therapy, and part of building a professional learning network. After 10 years as an assistant principal, my role move to that of middle school principal starting July 1. I will be serving the teachers, parents, and students of Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School in St. Louis. I have known that this would be my role since April of 2009, but due to a contract situation, my official journey was put on hold. This hasn't been wasting time though as I have spent much of this year learning, learning what was really important to me, and trying to foster relationships with my new staff. I'm always looking for ideas, resources, and new ways of thinking, and I hope to gather some steam from other professions reading, commenting, and sharing with me.
Monday is Day 1.