AthHalf reflections from 3 years ago trying to motivate myself for the one just 13 days away (written October 2016)

Yesterday was the seventh annual AthHalf, the signature event of AthFest Educates, the local charity that infuses our schools with enhanced arts and music opportunities for Athens schoolchildren.  And major kudos to Jill Helme and her whole team at AthFest Educates for the work they do all year, not just in June and October AthHalf … Continue reading AthHalf reflections from 3 years ago trying to motivate myself for the one just 13 days away (written October 2016)

One of the Weirdest Board Meetings Ever, October 3, 2019 Work Session

Athens/CCSD/Georgia education friends: And on the third day, I finally finished watching this surreal marathon of a BOE Work Session-- check out these highlights, if you can call anything here a highlight. Maybe somebody needs to do a 30 minute cut of some of the really "entertaining" parts like these: >>The parts from about 1:00- … Continue reading One of the Weirdest Board Meetings Ever, October 3, 2019 Work Session

Questions lifting up my eyes to the hills

Questions lifting up my eyes to the hills September 1, 2019 Despite all the tumult at home over the eternal question “How are the schools?," I am grateful for a couple of days for rest and reflection in the cooler climes of the NC mountains just north of Athens. I was touched this morning by … Continue reading Questions lifting up my eyes to the hills

Like boats passing in the twilight

Athens education friends, CCSD friends, well it seems that sadly, the #slowmovingtrainwreckdumpsterfire has gained some momentum: here goes (with apologies and full credit to @SethAbramson^ for the inspiration) "With last night's latest in a flurry of CCSD announcements, on a Friday evening, the district’s unbearably slow-moving chaos machine has gathered steam: there have now been 15* principal … Continue reading Like boats passing in the twilight