Fifth grade students refurbish computers for peers in need

Principal Carrie Webb of Signal Hill Elementary School heard two of her students needed computers. For one month, she kept her ears and eyes open, until she found the solution at Ashland Elementary. Source: Fifth grade students refurbish computers for peers in need

School Culture Building as Software Updates

Sometimes the most profound statements happen during random times. Today a guest speaker doing a keynote at the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals 2018 Conference was asking about how our 'business' was doing in our schools. He asked the crowd about this and Michael Santos, an up and coming school leader, said something to … Continue reading School Culture Building as Software Updates

Traveling Tips #dadsasprincipals

This year we took the plunge and the whole family to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. This is true both literally and figuratively since we all got wet flying down Splash Mountain! The trip was both fantastic and exhausting, and I learned a few tips along the way that hopefully may help other parents. Comment … Continue reading Traveling Tips #dadsasprincipals

Bringing My “A” Game – #DadsAsPrincipals Super Bowl Edition

This guest post is written by my friend J. Kapuchuck. a super dad and a super principal in Rockingham County, Virginia. Follow him on Twitter @PrincipalKap In today’s society everything is changing at a rapid pace.  However, the one thing that has not changed is our passion for either participating in sports or watching them. … Continue reading Bringing My “A” Game – #DadsAsPrincipals Super Bowl Edition

Celebrating Your Home Team -#DadsAsPrincipals Super Bowl Edition

When you  think of your “home team,” what comes to mind? Is it your family or your favorite sports team? Why don’t we put as much energy and passion into celebrating our family or our school as we do our favorite football team? This post is part of a series we are starting with our … Continue reading Celebrating Your Home Team -#DadsAsPrincipals Super Bowl Edition

Ritualize – My #OneWord2018

The 'One Word' movement originated by Jon Gordan and has been a fantastic way to retool every January, sort of like a more thoughtful New Year's resolution. As I write this post about my #OneWord2018 for others so that it will hopefully help them reflect, posts like this are major introspective moments in my leadership … Continue reading Ritualize – My #OneWord2018

20 ‘18’ Ways to Start the New Year

Happy (Early) New Year! As you are wrapping up the last few days of 2017, taking in those last hugs, smiles, high fives, and waves for a few days we (Lindsy, Eric, Jessica, Andy, Todd, and Nick) wanted to challenge ourselves, and our PLN, to think about how to ring in 2018 when everyone returns. … Continue reading 20 ‘18’ Ways to Start the New Year

Dads On Deck Podcast

I've been fortunate to connect with many dads across the country who are passionate about keeping our priorities straight with our kids at home as well as our kids at school.  Our Dads As Principals group joined forces with another dad group called Maker Dads to start a podcast called Dads on Deck. We are … Continue reading Dads On Deck Podcast

My First Schoolwide Read Aloud Experience

If we don't run our day, our day will run us. If you are a school administrator or educator, then you know exactly what I mean! We must set priorities and schedule them or other things will take their place whether we like it or not. If it's that important to us, we must put … Continue reading My First Schoolwide Read Aloud Experience