August 4, 2009

Back in the Office

Ahhhh August! Well vacation is over and I am back in the office now. Title Budgets to work on and ARRA funds to play with (really wish I was able to decide what to do with them) and a few other odds and ends to get ready for the start of school.

I have my team of teachers ready to take to the PLC's at Work conference down in Lincolnshire. I am looking for great conversations and some serious planning for our substantial collaborative planning time that we will have this year. I am hoping that we will come back with a mission to work on common formative assessments and how we can use our current assessments to improve learning and instruction.

On a down note, I lost a great staff member today. While she was new, she had a great energy, fantastic attitude, reflective, and fearless to try new things. She was a go getter, as my high school coaches used to say, and I will miss her positive attitude as well as her support. Still, I wish her luck in her new job in Florida and want her to kow she will be missed.

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