Wednesday, February 2, 2011


It's seem recently it's been open season on school administrator. Where is this coming from? Does one every think to themselves, WOW I might get shot over this. Doubt it.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

When does the greater good not work?

Recently was put in a position where a valued member of my team was asked/pressured to move sites. At what point do you say No? This person woud be great wherever he/she goes but is it good teamwork to remove him from one site to another?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Good Ideas, Bad Implementation

Too frequent in education do we have great ideas that get destroyed in the implementation stage. Either they are rushed out or we wait till they are perfect and the time isn't right anymore.

If you consider yourself a cautious person, find someone that is bold to bounce ideas off. If you are the opposite find someone tht is cautious.

Friday, December 10, 2010

A year gone

Wow a year gone since I posted last. I'm feeling really guilty now. It's been a strange journey with some wins and some losses. My xmas gift to myself will be to be more diligent in posting.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Where is......

My first teaching job was in LAUSD. I spent 13 years in LAUSD. I had learned to navigate the organizational complexities and knew where to find answers to my questions most of the time. If I couldn't find the answer, I knew who to go ask.

On September 1, 2009 everything changed. With my move to a new district I am on the back end of a learning curve. Each district has it's quirks but unfortunately I'm finding myself asking Where is..... a lot. It's not a bad thing it's just different.

As always, I am dedicated to making my organization the best organization it can be. If I can help in any way I do so.

Now, where is............

Monday, January 11, 2010

Different Direction

Technology, like in life starts and stop and sometimes the anticipated direction of a project is not the direction life takes it. I guess what I'm saying is this blog is taking a right turn and changing it's direction.

When I first started it I was going to put down my thoughts on the changes that I see going on in LAUSD. My view would be as an outsider but with inside knowledge. Sometimes the most dangerous of opinions. I've come to the conclusion that I'm not doing anyone any good by watching the train wreck named LAUSD. It's like watching COPS. It can be entertaining at times but how many wife beater shirts can you see. It appears no matter how many different cities COPS films in the same yahoo keeps getting caught.

My new year's resolution is to use technology as a reflective tool.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Number 10?

Although I'm no longer in LAUSD I feel like I'm in let's make a deal. Let's see what is behind door #1! Article in the LA Times today exposing that the person in charge of the school reform, aka take over, of the lower performing schools is not even being paid by the district. He's being funded by a grant.

Normally it wouldn't matter. Many people in large districts are funded by grants but a person with as much power as Matt Hill to not be funded by the school district he is going to reform. PLUS the grant is coming from Eli Broad that once tried to take over the district.

If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck.. it's a chicken right?