My take away’s from 2016: Life is short and no one is immune from this. Unexpected outcomes are the new norm. I am fighting the good fight with a bunch of great people. Riddled with celebrity deaths, racial tensions and political mayhem, I could easily say 2016 was a disaster and a year we will… Continue reading Reflections on 2016
I have never really been a New Year’s resolution setting type of person. My personality usually leans towards the I am going to accomplish this goal sooner rather than later whenever the idea hits me. Why wait when you can get after it now and feel that sense of accomplishment? While the go-getter side… Continue reading One Word 2017
“”Tis the Season!” will be heard for the next few weeks. It will be said with enthusiasm, with love, in sarcasm and in just plain exhaustion. In this season of festivities that keep us all busy, my goal is to purposefully find joy in the day to day situations that we often take for granted… Continue reading Finding Joy!
These are just three images that depict how school should be so much more than academics. It is relationships, tapping into talents, hobbies and pushing kids to reach personal goals. The image on the top left is of a few students who are part of our Craft Club, 36 members strong with a waiting… Continue reading So much more than academics…
This year we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Matzke Elementary, the school at which I have the honor of being the Principal and attended as a student my 5th grade year. This evening we hosted a reunion for current and former staff members. We had attendees who worked there as early as 1967! It was… Continue reading Planting the Seeds and Passing the Torch
Today I had the opportunity, along with one of my Assistant Principals, to visit our former students during their lunchtime at the middle school. We left with full buckets and rock star status. This particular group had their fair share of challenges while they were with us during elementary school. They truly define the phrase… Continue reading Relationships and Rock Star Status
This is my Dream Team (a.k.a. Matzke Admin Team). These ladies are some of the hardest working leaders in public education. I am honored to work along side them everyday. They are so dedicated to our staff and to our students. They are masters at building relationships, sustaining those relationships and growing our school. True… Continue reading Dream Team