Passing the Crown

Last Thursday I passed my metaphorical crown to the new Teacher of the Year for Tulsa Public Schools, Shaniqua Ray. Ms. Ray will no doubt serve as an ambassador for Tulsa Public Schools with passion, poise, and humility. As I sat in the crowd while the five incredible finalist took the stage, I could not … More Passing the Crown

My Thoughts on the Last 12 Days

Anticipation. Excitement. Unknown. Solidarity. Grace. Kindness. Pathways to change. Heard.  Empowerment. Empathy. Tired. Kindness. Laughter. Pride. Joy. Truly historical. Upset. Livid. Confused. Grieving. Deflated. Disheartened. Embarrassed. Irritated. Frustrated. Powerless. Exhausted. Wearied. Weepy. Angry. And yet, there is hope. All of these emotions and experiences swirled around in me over the last twelve days. And yesterday … More My Thoughts on the Last 12 Days