Time to Move

Posted by on Dec 10, 2010

We talk a lot about change around here. By we, I really mean me and assume there’s some of you here to. But talk, as they say, is cheap. There’s a point where it has to start costing. Or paying. Or doing something other than being a mere utterance. I’m excited that my talk is […]

The Gardener or the Greenskeeper

Posted by on Sep 2, 2010

“Everyone must leave something in the room or left behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when […]

Another Beginning

Posted by on Jul 5, 2010

Life is unexpected. Just when you think you’ve crested a hill and can look long at the path stretching before you, opportunity arises and you find yourself taking a road unanticipated. I won’t say I’ve taken the one less traveled by, but I have taken another. Today, I officially began my job as the Director […]

Dear Department of Education Press Secretaries

Posted by on Feb 24, 2010

Justin and Sandra, First of all, let me applaud you and your efforts to engage and inform through the use of Twitter.  There are many government entities who are not willing to do so. Let me also encourage you to actually engage and not just inform.  You will certainly find a host of passionate, candid […]

Transformational Leadership

Posted by on Jul 27, 2009

*This is a reflection post required for my JHU-ISTE Leadership program.  As always, if the topic is of no interest to you, feel free to skip on by. This reflection asked us to answer the following three questions: How do you define transformational leadership based on your reading? How can transformational leadership impact the way […]