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How Our Founding Fathers Intended It

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 … [Read more]

I Ain’t Giving Up On You Love

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, … [Read more]

In The Direction of Out

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 … [Read more]

Risky Business

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 … [Read more]

Free PR Advice

On the heels of yet another unnecessary controversy created by the Springboro School Board and on the precipice of our next educational leadership fiasco comes word that the school board is seeking to spend tax payer money on a contract with a public … [Read more]

Opportunity Cost

Organizations do not have infinite time, money, or resources, and thus leaders must choose how they invest these things very carefully. Choosing to do one thing means you are simultaneously sacrificing the opportunity to do other things. In … [Read more]

Prove Me Wrong

I believe that instead of putting Children First, The Springboro School  Board is going to continue to try to focus public attention on tangential political issues designed to shift people’s attention and divide our community. I believe that … [Read more]

Betting Against Education

The Springboro School board is making a very risky bet. It is a wager based on an insatiable need for unchecked power and complete control - one that only stands to pay out to them at the expense of our home prices, community spirit, and our … [Read more]

Help Ella Crush Cancer

Two years ago today, the world was forever changed for my family.  That was the day that my daughter Ella was diagnosed with cancer.   I will never forget that day.  The feeling of overwhelming fear, helplessness, and sadness as my wife and I watched … [Read more]

Vote Yes On 3 For Community

What makes a great community?  A community you are proud to call home.  To me the answer to this question begins with fundamental public services like strong schools, clean and safe parks, and well trained, equipped, and staffed police, fire, and … [Read more]