Blog : Establishing & Sustaining Vision, Mission, & Goals

October 30, 2016

Attention, Vision and Mission Skeptics!

For 20 years, Great Oaks Elementary has been the WOW place to learn and teach.    How was the vision established?  Intentionally, and with intensity.  I was the Assistant Principal at Great Oaks... Read More

June 13, 2016

Going Up?

It's an all-too-familiar scene. Picture it with me. You're in the grocery store, or coming out of the doctor’s office, or having dinner at a restaurant with the family, or... Read More

February 4, 2016

So Many Core Values and Beliefs: One Unified School Vision

Back in September, I wrote about the importance of school leaders reflecting upon their own core values and beliefs, as an important first step in leading a school.  Why? Because w... Read More

September 8, 2015

Taking Time for Self-Reflection: Your Beliefs

It is September.September. How did that happen? In my house, it’s time for football & band season. Evenings and weekends seem to fade all too quickly into the crisper, co... Read More

June 19, 2015

Without a Vision...

As the saying goes, without a vision the people perish. I will take that a step further and say without continued reflection the leader will perish. During my first year... Read More