The Progress Report

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!   …

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 …