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Better Education

Springboro Schools

Springboro, Ohio is fortunate to have an excellent school system.  We are consistently ranked among the best school districts in the Dayton region and in the State of Ohio.  We have outstanding teachers, high-performing students, excellent facilities, dedicated staff members, strong administrative leaders, and a board that is focused on supporting the success of the district. […]

The Family That Codes Together, Grows Together

codecademy

Do you know how to write code?  Do your kids? Just a few days into 2014, and thought I’d take a moment and share one of the things I’m working on for 2014 – coding.  Over the years, I’ve accumulated  a very basic, patch-work knowledge of things like html, php and css, having messed around […]

Enough is Enough

Boro Pride

11 months ago I wrote my first post about Springboro Schools.  It was a fairly benign message that expressed my gratitude to the teachers of Springboro for their hard work.  Shortly after publishing it, I was surprised when I received an email from a school board member, not to thank me for promoting the hard […]

Life Saver

Life Saver

I’m Forty. As I examine my current life and the journey that has brought me to this point, I can say in every sense I am so lucky to be alive.  I’m lucky to have survived many of the crazy adventures of my younger days, and even more lucky to have the love of my […]

Springboro Schools At A Tipping Point

Boro Pride

Current members of the Springboro School Board like to speak and write about putting our children first.  Sadly, the reality of their version of children first is nothing more than hollow words backed by empty political rhetoric.  They regularly distort facts or misuse data to support their agenda, all the while shirking any responsibility for […]

Duck

URS Rubber Duck Regatta

If you have driven up and down I-75 in Dayton in the past month you may have noticed a couple giant yellow ducks alongside the highway.  These oversized water fowl are not symbolic of the start of duck season, sorry Elmer Fudd, but rather to make people aware of the upcoming Rubber Duck Regatta to […]

How Our Founding Fathers Intended It

Boro Pride

Sixty one days until election day 2013.  On that day the people of Springboro, Ohio will have important choices to make about the future of our schools.  First among those choices is the decision of who will be elected to the 3 open seats on the Springboro Community City School Board.  I am proud to […]

I Ain’t Giving Up On You Love

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I had a little time today to hide out for a while in the basement and record this little tune. It’s called “I Ain’t Giving Up On You Love,” and it’s about commitment, gratitude, and love. If you’ve got 2 1/2 minutes, give a listen. If you dig it, feel free to download it and […]

In The Direction of Out

Boro Pride

Well, election season is already upon us in Springboro.  With 3 of the 5 school board seats up for vote and the seat of our current school board President up for grabs, the stakes are high and thus the rhetoric has begun. I have been watching with a mix of amusement and sadness as our […]

Risky Business

Boro Pride

Last week The Springboro School Board voted unanimously to approve a two year contract for our teachers. I appreciate this and thank them for doing so. However, as is often the case, there is far more to the story. In the same special meeting where the contract was approved – a meeting in which public […]