My first full week at the the principal at MRH middle school has landed me in the middle of a two-week professional development segment on writing. It feels good to start my work at MRH where I started me teaching career, learning how to teach writing. I am hopeful that the stress of starting a new job can be held at bay for me to see the big the picture of learning is the work. This group is a partnership between MRH and Clayton. I have a few things that have been sitting in the hopper for completion for some time including a story about food allergies, transitions, and hitting the target with middle school instruction. Most importantly, I hope that this is moment for reflection and core strengthening.