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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...

It’s OK to Not Be OK

COVID-19 Worldwide impact Pandemic Lockdowns Bare shelves Illness Six feet apart. Or Social Distancing Ten person gathering max N95 Schools closed Death That’s the big picture – and a heavy one – and we are living it in real time, microcosmically. We...