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novelty: a novel idea

something shiny, something new when I arrive with new things to do googley apps, googley draw fresh faced students with eager paws eyes like saucers, hair a wreck when I walk in, it’s all about tech a newfound joy as … Continue reading

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Weaving Strong Relationships

I was recently writing to a dear friend about strength, encouraging them during a difficult time of recovery. It was that letter that has inspired this posting. My grandmother, Grace Hall Pugh, was an amazing woman worthy of inclusion in … Continue reading

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Small is Beautiful

Back in the 90’s and early 2000’s,  I worked as a teacher and staff development specialist in densely populated Montgomery County, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.  It was challenging work but I loved my job and I worked with … Continue reading

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Balance

“Are you saying that I need to get 20 less minutes of sleep so I can do 20 minutes of mindfulness?”   A staff member asked me this question last year when we were talking about self-care. What I heard … Continue reading

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Dirty Little Secret

Just about a year ago I was honored to receive an award that meant the world to me.  When they said my name, I just sat there in stunned silence and couldn’t move. Surely they meant to give it to … Continue reading

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Speaking Up for Equity Takes Courage — But the Standards Have Your Back

Ruja Benjamin’s keynote at the 2018 Rowland Conference was a call to action.  She implored us not just to talk about equity, but to put that knowledge to use, to act!  It can be a challenge to determine how to … Continue reading

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Creating Change Through What We Have in Common

This year, I am spending most of my day in the central area of MVU, called The Commons.  This has caught many people off-guard for a few reasons. For one, I’m on sabbatical, so people assume I would be off … Continue reading

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