I love basketball. Every March I'm like a kid in a candy store. My favorite player is Michael Jordan. My dog is named MJ, I have about 20+ pairs of Air Jordans, and my basement is covered with posters dating back to the 90s. My favorite commercial of all time, you guessed it: (not the original, but I like this one better)
This time of year always reminds me of basketball. We set up so many "plays" which I call systems that incorporate the best game "student experience" to generate high engaging learning environments. It never turns out exactly the way you vision for it to; every leader knows that. This year we have an incredible amount of initiatives being deployed, those include:
All of these initiatives require incredible planning, professional development, and effort. It is like a full court press. Yesterday we welcomed nearly 400 new teachers to Omaha Public Schools in our New Teachers Institute and today was our Leadership Kickoff all held at Baxter Arena. Incredible messages were shared, and a twinkle of new vision for what the future holds from our new Superintendent, Dr. Cheryl Logan. Is it busy? You betcha. But I love it, just like I love basketball.
These posts are personal. They are not reflective of the Omaha Public Schools District.