Hope in the Midnight Hour

The first hour of the final day of 2020. It’s heavy. The darkest hours, the quietest hours, are the hardest hours. There is hope in the midnight hour. I know it’s hard to see. All you see is the pain. You feel alone, but you are not alone. Don’t be afraid to reach out...

Looking Back to Look Ahead

May 25, 2020.  George Floyd was murdered on this date.  This was the day I felt compelled like no other to do something. To be a part of the fight for change and dismantling systemic racism. How it Began Earlier in the year, Shelley Burgess & Beth Houf,...

Opting Out is Not an Option

Reflections on Shelley Burgess’ Quote. Each week, Beth Houf, Dawn Harris, Shelley Burgess and I collaborate and discuss topic for the weekly #LeadLAP chat focused on antiracism. This past week, each of us was to share a quote, something personal, intimate regarding...

It’s Our Every Day

George Floyd’s death was the tipping point for so many. I had sleepless nights, shed many tears.  Not solely because of his death. The repeated deaths. I experienced a powerful internal tug do something. What? How? When? Then it hit me, I woke up one morning,...

Change Must Come

8 minutes, 46 seconds. Jogging. Playing video games at home. Relaxing at home. Walking to the store. The list goes on. These are only a microscopic fraction of the ways black people have been murdered by citizens or police in America. I support our men and women in...

Creative Primary Learning at Home

Remote learning is a challenge for everyone. The energetic, primary student accustomed to high energy activity at school could easily have a difficult time with distance learning. Students need short bursts of experiential learning opportunities. Even as adults, we...