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Saying Goodbye- Honoring Mr. Marley

Sometimes writing is cathartic. Sometimes it is a release. Sometimes it is just painful. For me, it is always necessary. I have lost friends and colleagues before, but never in the same year I was working with them. I guess I've been lucky, but that changed this week.  The last year and a half, I… Continue reading Saying Goodbye- Honoring Mr. Marley

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TPT Teacher Appreciation Sale

It's that time again, so get your credit cards ready! Teacher appreciation time at TPT! I love this sale the most because I can get things that will help me do some planning over the summer. To get in the spirit of the sale, I thought I'd give you a heads up on some of… Continue reading TPT Teacher Appreciation Sale

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We are The Avengers- Your Staff as Superheros

In honor of Avengers: End Game, We Are Teachers posted If Every Teacher at Your School was One of the Avengers... You HAVE to go and read this. I sent it to our staff, and they immediately requested my takes on who was who. That seems like a loaded question, doesn't it? But of course,… Continue reading We are The Avengers- Your Staff as Superheros

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Finding the Right Match- Going through the interview process

It's hard to interview when there are no applicants! Let me tell you a little about my wonderful school. We are the middle school campus of a charter school. We have about 500 kids in 6th-9th grades, and we cap most of our classes at 25, but we've had to go as high as 27.… Continue reading Finding the Right Match- Going through the interview process