Looking Back at Nashville’s First Week of School With a Tear and Smile

Getting 88,000 children back into the swing of the things seems like an impossible task. I’ve been in the belly of the beast as Central Office staffers work feverishly throughout the summer in preparation for THE DAY. But it’s the principals, the superheroes and sheroes working throughout the summer readying the building, preparing class assignments, hiring staff, working on time management, wrangling with the budget, … Continue reading Looking Back at Nashville’s First Week of School With a Tear and Smile

The Night Before the First Day of School and All Through the House

Look, I’ve been in your worn out shoes with the holes in the big toe area. For most Nashville public school families, the countdown to crazy has reached zero and all heck is just about to break loose (at least that was my experience).  I remember so well, two weeks before the start of school I would start preparing the kids (and adults) for the … Continue reading The Night Before the First Day of School and All Through the House