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Are You In A Rut?

It happens to the best of us.  For whatever the reason you get stuck, things become ho hum, or that drive that keeps you going comes to a screeching halt. Whatever the case, you find that you are in a rut. What are you going to do about it? Last week two experiences really brought […]

Curriculum Council: Principal’s Edition

Campus Leaders, Here is the link to the summary of presentations from our January 7th Curriculum Council meeting. We hope that you find this wealth of information useful. We are also including a link to information regarding Curriculum Council meetings. Please feel free to share this information with colleagues. Prin_Ed_-_Jan_7__2016 Curriculum Council Meetings Information –CC_2015-2016_Meeting_Dates […]

How Will You Lead in 2015?

Just as most campus leaders have done, I too, began 2015 with thanksgiving and reflection, recalling what went exceptionally well and visualizing those things I’d like to accomplish moving forward. Of the many articles, tweets and blogs I have read, while contemplating my 2015 actions, I found special interest in Jon Gordon’s list of 20 […]

Texas Education Today: TEA Newsletter

The Texas Education Today newsletter is published following each State Board of Education meeting. It contains news of interest to educators and administrators statewide. The August edition is available at and contains information relating to: 2013 Accountability STAAR passing rates Military family bill Graduation rates PAEMST finalists GED testing STAAR test release HB 5 Transition Charter authorization and […]

Curriculum Council Update

Each month after our Curriculum Council meeting a “Superintendent Edition” is created. This document is intended to be a quick digest with summaries of presentations, resources, and potential action items. The Superintendent Edition is uploaded to the resources page for Curriculum Council ( The July document is attached here for your review. curriculumcouncil_7-25 We have […]

TEDx Youth

During the November 1, 2012, Curriculum Council meeting, Ed Vara allowed me to speak about TEDxYouth@Austin.  This letter is a followup to that presentation.  I appreciate Ed’s willingness to send it out to the Curriculum Council. On March 30, 2013, central Texas high school and middle school students will come together to hear engaging stories […]