End of the School Year . . .

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There are some school years that make being an educator easy, exciting, fulfilling. The classroom and all its requirements, and all the personality in it, fall into place. As a teacher, as an educator, the craft goes through exponential growth as all the cogs in procedural, administrative, and professional development work seamlessly together, as so much of the support necessary to succeed is present and powerful. It’s just that good of a year–that year when undoubtedly made for learning, for growth, for teaching.

And then there are other years . . . where it feels like all you can do is stay afloat, and hope to make it to the end.

This year fell more into the latter. It’s been a whirlwind year–multiple detours, multiple junctures, multiple opportunities, all of which that didn’t lead me where I needed to be, where I wanted to be, where I could be the best version of me. But I made it.

As the school year comes to a close for so many of us, whether it was the best year, or the worst year, I want to congratulate everyone on making it another. As for next year, let’s take a break before we start planning and thinking about what comes next, okay? 😉


Thanks to COVID – interest, availability, cost, and all other things have been in constant flux. Both webinars scheduled in January have been moved, my calendar has completely changed. But this is the world and life we live in . . . so here’s my new schedule of webinar presentations coming up!

*For: So You Have A Student That Needs Phonics Instruction . . . Now What? – click here.

*For: How to be an Advocate for Your Black & Brown Students – click here.

*For: So You Want to Teach Banned Books – link/advert pending.

PD —

In the chaotic return from winter break, I have neglected to share that my webinar requests and presentations are back!

Please join me – belatedly – for a webinar on phonics, or join me in real-time next week for a webinar on teacher advocacy.

Disclaimer: I get paid the same regardless of attendance numbers. I realize this can be cost prohibitive so a like, share, and words of encouragement are also welcomed 🤗

Welcome Back!

I took my winter break — and now it’s time to get back to reality. A reality that is uncertain in a way, with Omicron, a reality that is much the same, just back to school.

Wherever you are, and however you are returning, welcome back 🏫