Welcome to my blog. My hope for this site is to provide a place for discussion of public schools in Michigan and in our nation. One of the things I have noticed about much of the media coverage on education topics is how rarely folks who actually work in schools are consulted. This results in the most important viewpoint of schools being left out of the conversation.
I have worked in public schools since 1990. I started my career as an English teacher at Redford High School in the Detroit Public Schools. I spent fourteen years in classrooms, mostly at Cass Tech in Detroit. I also taught for one year in North Carolina. I left the classroom and moved into administration by serving as the curriculum director in Oscoda Area Schools on the Lake Huron side of the state, as principal of South Lake High School in suburban Detroit, and I am currently a district school superintendent in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
By having worked in urban, suburban, and rural districts, I have a unique view of education that touches on the strengths and challenges faced by schools in a variety of settings.