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Feeling Blue? Join the Squirrels.

The New Year has begun, fast and furious. I am tired…already.  Struggling to keep my “Every Day a New Year” resolution in mind, and trying to maintain momentum behind my  “One Word 2011” focus–courage.  Already, I notice day-to-day administrative tasks beginning to be a distraction from what is truly important. Scheduling worries, time constraints and … Continue reading

The Power of a Name – Learn and Use

The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers.  ~Marshall McLuhan   I will be the first to admit…I am not great with names.  I am extremely successful at recognizing people and realizing I should know them, but less than efficient at actually being able to produce their name.  However, … Continue reading

The Airing of Grievances – Seinfeld Inspired Resolutions

“The tradition of Festivus begins with the Airing of Grievances. I got a lot of problems with you people! And now, you’re gonna hear about it.”  ~ Frank Costanza One of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld is based upon Festivus, a holiday concocted by Frank Costanza, much to the chagrin of his son George.  One … Continue reading

A Soft Heart for Challenging Students

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. ~ C. S. Lewis We have all had them in class, or seen them in the office.  They challenge our authority, push the limits of acceptable behavior, try our patience and are actively (or passively) defiant.  These kids are … Continue reading

Confession of a School Administrator

Please grant me a few minutes of therapy blogging.  For the past twenty-four hours, I have been mulling over an incident that occurred between myself and a parent at an evening sporting event. I am a bit ashamed to say that a significant amount of my reflection has been focused on why the situation wasn’t … Continue reading

Jeff Delp

Junior high principal by day, sports enthusiast, technology fanatic and jedi in my own mind. Striving to be a difference maker!