My Gift To You

Happy New Year!!  I hope you had a lovely holiday season and were able to enjoy some down time with family and friends.  Like most, I spend quite a bit …

Wonder Lost

This week’s post comes you to from Grant Hopper.  Grant is an instructional tech coach in West Aurora School District 129 who writes for his very own blog entitled, “Musings …

Automobile University

Listen to this week’s edition of ‘The Progress Report’ in the form of a podcast by clicking the play down below!   Katie Algrim – Director of Innovative Professional Learning …

The Secret Stash

As a teacher and administrator I admit….I had a secret stash of supplies (full disclosure-I still have a stash in my office at the ROE, see image to the right)! …

A Possible Solution

One of my biggest frustrations, not only in education, but in life really, pertains to glorifying issues.  I am very solution focused, I see a problem and I dive right …

Happy Fall Y’all

I LOVE fall.  It is my favorite time of the year…hooded sweatshirts, football, apple cider, bonfires!!!  I have always enjoyed the season change but a few years ago I had …

Humanizing the IEP

I have literally been in hundreds of IEP Meetings throughout my career.  As a student, teacher, and administrator. Yes, I had an Individual Education Plan from preschool until about 2nd …

A Breath of Fresh Air

There is a constant buzz that flutters throughout my house tonight, the excitement has been growing for several weeks now…tomorrow is my daughter’s first day at her new school!   …