Better from the Bruises

I’ve taken a break from writing in this blog partially because I wasn’t able to filter my thoughts and communicate them correctly.  I wouldn’t say that I was in search of censorship, but I’d say I was more in search of the lesson to glean from reading whatever I put out into the atmosphere.  I…

Taking Time and Reaping Rewards

For 2020, I’ve taken some time to really figure out what I want to come out of this blog.  Do I want to continue moving in the same direction?  Do I want to change anything?  And the only thing I can think of is that I need to be more consistent in writing here.  People…

What Will People Say?

About two weeks ago, my family and I buried my uncle.  I almost didn’t go to the funeral because funerals are one of the three things that I hate in life.  Don’t ask me what the other two things are because they’re irrelevant.  But perhaps it’s the way funerals are structured.  Perhaps it’s the grief,…

Hard Work and Heart Work

This past week took me through a range of emotions.  It pulled on my heart a bit and caused for some serious prayer to get myself on the right track.  I can’t tell educators enough that it’s important to have mentors and people to help get you back where you need to be.  All of…

Not A Coincidence

I know, I know…I said that my next post would focus on the Netflix series, “When They See Us,” but that post has developed into something else which has led to me reading the book, The New Jim Crow, and articles that deal with the school to prison pipeline.  I feel myself not only learning…

Be Great…Be Accountable (Reflections on My First Year As Principal)

God is good all the time…and all the time, God is good.  I’ve had to remember that as I’ve worked through my first year as principal.  Honestly, some days I didn’t know if I’d make it.  The task became overwhelming; people kept calling me on my radio, teachers texted me and asked why I wasn’t…

People Remember How You Made Them Feel

Click the link and watch this First: https://youtu.be/TjXKS6ONtLQ I shared this video with the teachers at my school and I also wrote the text that I will copy and paste into this post.  It reads as follows: One of my strengths and weaknesses is I’m just about willing to share every aspect of my life with…

Restore Me

People tell me that my faith and my profession collide because I oftentimes use messages, sermons, or clear signals that I receive to push out to others.   And I try not to be burdensome, which is why I don’t rush to post everything that I come across.  However, while on Spring Break, I was able…

The Power of “Yet”

Last week, I had the pleasure of spending some time with some colleagues to do interviews.  Between the interviews, we conversed about some things, but most of the best times were when we had the chance to really speak to one another about things going on at the schools within the county.  Somehow, we started…