Sunday, July 26, 2009


So this will be the first BLOG!! I am excited about the coming year and what new challenges and experiences this year will bring. I woke up this morning with a enormous feeling of excitement, because I knew that this would be the best year of my life so far. I have just gotten married 16 days ago to a beautiful woman who is truly my partner in life and love. I have an amazing job that I am proud to say has become my calling, and I cant wait to see what this year has to bring.

I know another group of people who are starting to get excited.... High School students! I always tell students (especially seniors) that if you get involved and meet challenges and accomplishing your goals with excitement, that is when every year of your life becomes the best year of your life so far.

People meet the new year with excitement, because they have the opportunity to do things differently from last year. Everyone is undefeated before a season begins!! Educators take this time to charge up your batteries for the coming school year. How will you accomplish your goals as an educator, your schools goals, and your counties goals? Maybe your goal as an educator is to connect with your students more, maybe your goal as a school is to get grad rates up, and maybe your goal as a county is to help balance the budget.

Students, how will you meet your goals? Are your goals in line with permanent professional success or are they grounded in a short term, small impact, immediate satisfaction? Whatever your goals are write them down and make a plan to accomplish them. I guy a lot smarter than me once said,"Plan your work, and then work your plan"

This will be the greatest year of my life so far, and I hope that this blog can help inspire you, give you ideas, and keep you always working your plan. Thanks for everything you do daily to help accomplish, what should be every ones goal for life and that is to make this world a better place. Thanks for all you do and I will see you soon.