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I believe that as a parent, one of the most powerful things I can do is to set a good example for my children. As Professor Brene Brown so eloquently states in her book Daring Greatly, “What we are teachers the child more that what we say, so we must be what we want our […]

Your First Priority?

Boro Pride

This week in the Springboro Sun, one of our school board members wrote that “The educational needs of our children must be a board of education’s first priority.” I agree. Unfortunately your actions repeatedly fail to support your words. For example: The educational needs of our children do not appear to be your first priority […]

In Support of Excellence

Springboro Schools

I am proud and grateful for the teachers of Springboro, Ohio.    They embody the spirt of Boro Pride!  In spite of doing an amazing job educating our kids and delivering value for our tax dollars, they are not being shown much respect by our school board.  They are not able to speak freely without […]

Common Ground and Common Sense

Boro Pride

Yesterday we celebrated the life of a great and historic American – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I thought I would begin my remarks with some words of wisdom from the great Dr. King who said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – […]


Boro Pride

At last week’s Springboro school board meeting, questions were asked, questions were raised, and questions remain about what will happen next. We learned that no due diligence was done in the “search” for consulting firm to do a feasibility study on charter schools. We learned that the only vendor considered for our objective analysis is […]

Who is Failing Whom?

There is a failure within the educational system in Spingboro. It is not the teachers of Springboro who get an F. Our schools outperform all Ohio Charter Schools and most Ohio Public Schools. There is plenty of data that shows our teachers deserve an A grade. Nope the F grade is assigned to me. The […]

Springboro Schools: Dare to Compare


In recent weeks, I have written several posts outlining my appreciation for the teachers and schools in Springboro.  Many have agreed with me.  Some have disagreed.  Others have been just plain aggravated.  My intent is not to tell you or anyone how to think, but rather to present facts and personal experiences and then offer […]

My 3 Words for 2013

3 words for 2013

I recently completed reading the book, Amazing Things Will Happen by C.C. Chapman.  The book is filled with useful nuggets of wisdom and short bits of great advice from the author.  One of the ideas that struck a chord with me was about choosing 3 words to use as a mantra for guiding your actions […]

A Tale of Two Cities

Allow me, if you will, to tell you a story.  This story is of the non-fiction variety, but it is still quite a marvelous tale.  In fact, it is more amazing because it  is a true story, one that may be surprising to those who listen to popular myths and misconceptions. This is the story […]

Getting On Board with URS


I am proud and excited to announce that I have accepted an invitation to join the Board of Directors for United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton.  Led by Executive Director Dennis Grant, URS is one of the finest not for profit organizations in the Dayton region, touching the lives of thousands of people every year.  […]