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As your Jeffco Board of Education, we make it our core mission to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. Funding challenges at the state level (Colorado owes K-12 education over $800 million a year, and that … more
In a past life, I coached a couple seasons of high school baseball. And, if you don't know baseball, you might not understand that, in baseball, we count EVERYTHING. Real baseball guys know batting … more
About 15 years into my career, a young woman from another department in the organization where we both worked asked me to lunch. To my complete - and ignorant - surprise, she asked me to be her … more
This year’s self-inflicted budget “crisis” is part of a larger calamity that we’ve seen developing in Jeffco schools since we moved here from Alberta Canada seven years ago. Unfortunately, it is one that district management and boards have … more
March is National Nutrition Month, and in my recent work for an organization that provides nutritional counseling, I learned a lot about healthy eating, weight loss and wellness and, no, my extensive knowledge about losing weight is not just from … more
I wrote last week about the “Hollow Person,” who completeness as a person — their relative proximity to the Best Self — is dependent on their willingness to put forth maximum effort. Before I proceed with the role of teachers and coaches in … more
It's finally happened. Not unlike seeing the mileage on your car turning 100,000 - or 200,000! - miles, I have been watching my email inbox for a new milestone, and this week it happened: I have more … more
I recently read an article by David French in which he postulated that our country is headed for something akin to a divorce. And some of the numbers he cites are astonishing. In 1992, only about 30 percent of the country lived in a “landslide” … more
In a past life, I coached a couple seasons of high school baseball. And, if you don’t know baseball, you might not understand that, in baseball, we count EVERYTHING. Real baseball guys know batting averages, walks, hits, strikeouts, sacrifice … more
The School Health Professional Grant (SHPG) program, through the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) intends to increase the availability of school-based prevention, early intervention and health care services and programs to reduce the risk of … more
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