40 Days without Facebook

For as long as I can remember I have always participated in the Easter tradition of Lent. Each year, right around the beginning of March my family and friends begin discussing what they are giving up for Lent.  This is usually defined as the tradition of personal sacrifice for the 40 days and 40 nights Read More


What Make a Great Teacher: Part 2

Everyday nearly 50 million students head off to approximately 99,000 public elementary and secondary schools around the country and before the school year is out, an estimated $540 billion will be spent related to their education.

In part 2 of What Makes a Great a Teacher I asked a friend of mine who is in her 4th year of teaching what she thought was driving successful students in America’s schools? …


What Makes a Great Teacher? Part 1

The 89th Annual American Education Week-Nov. 14-20, presents all Americans with an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring every child receives a quality education.

My mother has always been a source of inspiration and I credit her for my interest and passion for quality education in America’s schools. I can’t think of a better way to honor educators than to highlight my mother’s own contribution to public education. She has taught in the Virginia Public school system for 29 years.


Be The Challenger

Even when I was younger I was always questioning the process of everything. This habit led me to seek out and follow the process and those implementing the policies & procedures around me. Who were these people in charge? Whether in university leadership programs or professional associations I have taken an interest in the steering Read More


Be a Better Friend

What are your thoughts and wishes? What are your dreams, hopes and worries? Day in and day out I know what bothers me and what I need, but I believe it is more rewarding to know I can help others. Whether it’s physically, mentally, spiritually, or emotionally- helping someone find direction or explore their passions Read More


Clearly Distracted

Leadership is about dealing with distractions and staying focused on what’s most important. In your work and within your life, have the motivation to deliver with passion and execute with clarity.


Work/Life Balance for the Recent Grad

“You build a successful career, regardless of your field of endeavor, by the dozens of little things you do on and off the job.”- Zig Ziglar For my friends who are experiencing their first semester without returning to college and perhaps simultaneously experiencing the start to a new career, here are a couple of things Read More


I Dream Of Beaches

I just finished reading “The Four Hour Work Week” By Tim Ferriss while on vacation with my girlfriend and best friends from home. Now -I don’t know whether or not it was necessarily because I was on vacation- but it was- that the entrepreneurial side of me came out in full force. Something about being on Read More



I’ve been thinking and talking a lot about self-responsibility lately. I think we can all agree that the things we choose to do each day are all to often the result of a habit. I could outline my entire morning routine, you could too I’m sure. Our morning routines are made entirely out of habit. Read More


Social Revolution

I believe that humans associate peace with individual responsibility and with equality. With all the talk of social media being about conversations, why not talk about something other than the medium itself. Why not peace? There is no doubt that we must turn to grass roots efforts and cultural understanding to define peace. Most would Read More