When visiting many other educator websites, and from listening to my colleagues in their observations, I've decided that I would try to bring together people, books, videos, and other forms of media that help inspire me or have inspired me along my journey in education. I hope that it speaks to you and you get a sense of who I am in my philosophy around education.
First off, my parents and my wife and our children are the people who have been by my side through my career, supporting me. I cannot say enough to these inspiring people. I have had so many mentors, who were/are teachers, coaches, colleagues, and leaders. You've all made me who I am today. I thank you.
I had the pleasure of speaking to Wayne after a speaking engagement. He took the time to focus on what is important in making schools great; relationships.
Eva's story is so impactful on life. Be kind is her message. There is no alternative. Very thankful I was able to have a personal conversation with her driving to my school.
One of my principals introduced me to one of his books, and it opened my eyes and validated a lot of what I did in the classroom and what I wanted to see in our schools.
Jimmy is a champion of what we do everyday in our schools. His energy is contagious, and his expectations are clear. He also brings a great story.