Active Threat Response Training

Our first week of school is behind us and, Hurricane Dorian aside, it was a smooth opening this year.  It is truly inspiring to see the eagerness on the faces of elementary students, the curiosity on the faces of middle school students, and the focus on the faces of our

Shadow a Student Series – Two for the Road

Happy summer!  I hope you’re using this time to relax and refresh and to enrich the lives of the young people around you.  If you have been keeping up with my blog, you’ll know that I issued a Shadow a Student Challenge to administrators back in the spring.  It was

Congratulations, Class of 2019!

Wow! That’s really the best way to describe how I felt attending my first commencement ceremonies for all seven of our high schools last week. There is nothing that makes me prouder to be a superintendent than to see our students walk across the stage to receive their high school

Shadow a Student Series – Truitt Intermediate

Spring can be a particularly busy season for educators. As administrators, in particular, your days can quickly be filled with meetings, testing schedules, teacher observations, and so many other tasks. But the spring can also be a great time to evaluate and reflect on the practices that have shaped your

Shadow a Student Series – Directors

Spring can be a particularly busy season for educators. As administrators, in particular, your days can quickly be filled with meetings, testing schedules, teacher observations, and so many other tasks. But the spring can also be a great time to evaluate and reflect on the practices that have shaped your

Shadow a Student Series – Norfolk Highlands Primary

Spring can be a particularly busy season for educators. As administrators, in particular, your days can quickly be filled with meetings, testing schedules, teacher observations, and so many other tasks. But the spring can also be a great time to evaluate and reflect on the practices that have shaped your

Shadow a Student Series – Camelot Elementary

Spring can be a particularly busy season for educators. As administrators, in particular, your days can quickly be filled with meetings, testing schedules, teacher observations, and so many other tasks. But the spring can also be a great time to evaluate and reflect on the practices that have shaped your

Lighting the Path to Success

There are a lot of great things about being a part of the Chesapeake Public Schools family, but one of the best is working with and recognizing outstanding educators. It was my privilege and honor to provide keynote remarks last week at my first Citywide Teacher of the Year Ceremony

Planning for Progress

This has been a busy month for us here at Chesapeake Public Schools. As the new year began, we set our sights on the creation of our new strategic plan, Empower 2025.  A team of representatives from across our division gathered to review the data collected from my Listening and

For the Love of Learning

January has already proven to be a busy month for our division. It’s been so exciting to see how schools are celebrating Reading Month. I loved being invited as a guest reader to Great Bridge Intermediate, Deep Creek Elementary, Cedar Road Elementary, and Carver Intermediate. At Deep Creek, I enjoyed