Grace Under Pressure

This message was distributed to Jeffco Public Schools’ staff on 3.13.2020, in response to the announcement of an extended school closure for students due to the coronavirus. Dear Colleagues, I want to begin by expressing my deep appreciation for your professionalism, work ethic, and patience as we navigate these unprecedented waters as a school system […]

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On Civility

Last month, I attended an event where New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman spoke. Friedman asked an important and thought provoking question, “What would we be talking about, if we weren’t talking about Donald Trump?” Friedman’s point was that there are a number of important issues with which our community, the country, and the world should be […]

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The Circle

Another. I wish that I had the right words, and that the words were enough. Another school shooting. Today at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California. Two students killed, three injured. The shooter, also a student, in grave condition from a self-inflicted gunshot. It is believed the entire incident took 16 seconds. What can […]

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Breaking Down the 2019 Election

Dear Jeffco Families & Community, As expected, this November’s election was a relatively low-turnout affair, with no major state or national political offices being determined at the polls.  There were three issues that will impact Jeffco Public Schools on the ballot this year. School board races (there were two contested seats open on Jeffco’s five […]

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