Assessment and Joy

These two words don’t go together…just ask anyone who works in education. So how do we bring them together?  Outcomes. What…outcomes? Aren’t those assessments?  Maybe, but let’s dig a little deeper. I’ve spent hours recently aligning State Standards (things the State determines every child should learn) with the State assessment (the way the State measuresContinue reading “Assessment and Joy”

2020 and Clear Vision

A lot of people are talking about 2020 as the year of clear vision, and I like it.  I want to see clearly this year.  Easier said than done.  Am I the only one who can hear the voice of my biggest critic louder than my supporters? Seriously, there could be 10 people telling meContinue reading “2020 and Clear Vision”

First Annual State of the School Address

Madame Interim School Leader, Honored Board Members, Faculty, and Staff: Inspire Academy is a place of belonging, a place where we unite around a shared mission and work to ensure all students are empowered to achieve more than they dream possible. We are now in our sixth year of providing gifted education to everyone andContinue reading “First Annual State of the School Address”

Room to Grow: Allowing Children to Become Experts

We spent some time at the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture recently. I am always amazed and inspired by experts in any field who endlessly dive deeply into a subject, with love, passion, and purpose, unveiling important discoveries and sharing perspective-changing experiences. Today was no exception; I was awestruck by everything from geological diversityContinue reading “Room to Grow: Allowing Children to Become Experts”