It’s Hard to Be New

It’s hard to be new. I speak from experience as I begin my first year serving as the Executive Director of the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools. While all transitions are... Read More »

Disturb Us, Lord

It’s hard to think of wanting to be disturbed. It’s been a tough summer. We’ve been scarred by horrific acts of violence followed by divisive debates about guns, racism, flags, law... Read More »

Summer Learning

For those of us accustomed to the teacher role, summer is a great time to experience what it’s like to be a student again. Teachers who use the summer for graduate study know exactly what this... Read More »

Into the Woods We Go!

Earlier in the spring, it seemed like the question of the day at school was: “Have you seen Into the Woods?” Students—especially the ones whose interests were more... Read More »

A Prayer at the End of School

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.You just know that your name is safe in their mouth. “  Billy, age 4 In May 2014, I wrote about Kindergarten’s... Read More »

Mālama Part II: Baltimore and Nepal

My blog entry on Mālama was submitted before the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal was reported on April 25, 2015 and the riots began in Baltimore, Maryland. As institutions with religious roots in... Read More »