The Progress Report

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!   …

Summer Summary

This summer was like one I have never experienced before.  I spent the majority of my June days either receiving PD or presenting and supporting others with their professional learning. …

Substitute Survival

I am a list maker. They keep me focused and organized.  Every May, right before the end of the school year, I would make a summer to-do list.  I wanted …

Fox Valley Reading Council

“Promoting lifelong learning, literacy development and the love of reading through professional development, collegial collaboration and community outreach”…..it’s easier said than done, but that’s exactly what the Fox Valley Reading …

Read Aloud

“The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” ― Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook “If we are always …

UnConference

Over the past month I have had the opportunity to experience many different forms of professional learning.  I have traveled the around the state collaborating and networking with administrators, educators …

May Days

As a teacher, May always felt like the longest month!  We are teased by mother nature with hints of summer weather, the countdown until summer break surrounds us, but yet …

Opportunities

I’ve been forced to think a lot lately about different life opportunities.  I’ve been blessed to have many amazing opportunities presented to me throughout my life.  Please don’t get me …