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A couple weeks ago, I wrote about leadership and put forward the idea that recognizing leadership is about finding the person who sees what needs to be done, and who then does it. But, then I realized that maybe that’s a little too esoteric a … more
Many people say they grew up in a musical family, but I almost always get a few raised eyebrows when I tell people I literally grew up in a record store. My mother owned Wheat Ridge’s Budget Tapes and CDs for more than 20 years, and I’d often … more
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about leadership and put forward the idea that recognizing leadership is about finding the person who sees what needs to be done, and who then does it. But, then I … more
As I write this, the election is fewer than 100 hours away. As you read this, the results are known. And no matter what the outcome is, I’m changing my word for the year to “exhale.” Let me explain. Instead of making New Year’s … more
Adult 1: Have you ever heard of a “rubric”? Adult 2: Sure. 1: You have? 2. Of course. It’s those goofy cubes with all the colored squares. 1. No, no—that’s “Rubik,” as in, “Rubik’s Cube.” 2: Oh. Okay. 1. So, … more
I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to the idea of leadership. Can’t imagine why. Leadership is one of those hard-to-define characteristics that are essential to the proper functioning of organizations. And it’s hard to define … more
Ponderosa's Cameron Nuzman didn't have any teammates in the race, but he wasn't alone while running the course at Norris Penrose Events Center in Colorado Springs during the state cross country … more
Election Stress Disorder. Yes, it’s a thing, and I have it. I’m guessing that many of you do too – the American Psychological Association states that more than half of U.S. adults say the 2016 presidential race is a significant source of … more
One of the most common questions regarding Jeffco Schools 3A and 3B is why we want to change to a K-5, 6-8 configuration. The answer is that when we talked with the community this spring in a series of community forums, telephone town halls, and an … more
As former Jefferson County school board members we know that students and staff deserve to work and learn in safe, updated facilities. We also know that there are over $800 million in facility deficiencies. But the hidden costs of proposals 3A and … more
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