Monthly Archives: April 2012

Remarks: April 25, 2012

William Penn Charter School Cum Laude Assembly April 25, 2012 Good Morning. It’s very exciting for me to be back here today. Thank you to Dr. Ford, Mr. Larrabee, and Mr. Ballengee for inviting me and to Ms. Glascott for that kind introduction. During the past twelve months, I’ve had the opportunity to speak at […]

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Meet Our Student: LeeAnnah

Tears rolling down her face, LeeAnnah walked, head down, three paces behind her brother. He had just delivered the news. Because of testing, her grandmother had arrived early to pick them up. “But my auntie said I could stay!” she protested. Her screams fell on deaf ears. I pulled LeeAnnah to the side and sat […]

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Crazy? Cocky? Both?

When writing and speaking about Reach, I often make aggressive word choices. I use superlatives and make strong statements about my belief in this model. When I asked others to review a recent document written to my board, I was slightly surprised by the response. “It’s arrogant,” I was told. The following lines, specifically, rubbed […]

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Fun With HR Policies

Seriously. I mean it. I’m enjoying the creation of Reach’s HR policies. HR policies and procedures are generally considered to be the most boring part of organizational leadership. Often, that reputation is deserved. However, the creation of these documents also provides one of few opportunities to explicitly define organizational culture. So, as we created our […]

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