Update from Myanmar 2

This update was originally published in the AAIE COVID 19 Briefing #182 March 24, 2021 The situation in Myanmar has quickly deteriorated since my last update written at the end of February.  At that time, response to the military coup that had taken place appeared in the form of massive peaceful protests, attracting literally millions … More Update from Myanmar 2

What’s the hurry? What I’ve come to believe about change

What’s the hurry?    What I’ve come to believe about change I consider myself to be an agent of change.  I’m in my fourth headship in 17 years.  In each of these positions, I’ve approached them with the firm belief and personal understanding my role is to advocate and initiate change.  This is partially due … More What’s the hurry? What I’ve come to believe about change

Book Review: The culture engine: a framework for driving results, inspiring your employees, and transforming your workplace

Annually, the leadership team at Escuela Campo Alegre (ECA) in Caracas, Venezuela, engages in professional literature studies of approximately six books, plus articles as they come up. The team spends approximately six weeks reading the same book independently, and then comes together for a team discussion of what has been read. Generally, there is a … More Book Review: The culture engine: a framework for driving results, inspiring your employees, and transforming your workplace

The Depth of Community

  This past weekend, Escuela Campo Alegre (ECA) held its annual International Fair in celebration of the various cultures and nationalities that make up our student population. This year, I found myself intrigued by the strong sense of a positive, healthy community that seemed pervasive through the preparation for the event as well as the … More The Depth of Community

Living In The Shadows

Last week the administrative team at ECA participated in an exciting learning opportunity. Each member of our team spent an entire day shadowing a different student. Our administrative team consists of me, our three principals, an assistant principal, the Director of Curriculum and Learning, Director of Technology, Director of Libraries, Athletics Director, and our Director … More Living In The Shadows