My leadership story is inspired by those students with whom I’ve worked who function at the college level, those students who blow my mind with their intelligence, diligence and insight. But more so it is inspired by those students I have worked with who don’t do any of this. Who think that higher education is something bought… Continue reading Becoming an Educational Leader, or Preparing to be Disliked
Thrilled and honored to have my essay “Writing Again” featured in the Summer 2016 issue of the fine journal Still Point Arts Quarterly. Buy a digital subscription to read this personal piece about illness, vanity and the power of storytelling.
Photo captured at my poster presentation “The Effects of The Common Core State Standards’ Appendix B Text Exemplars on Literary Text Selection in Massachusetts’ 9-12 ELA Classrooms. Next up: Pedagogy of World Literature: Reconnecting with the Aesthetic at the 2016 Action Research Network of the Americas in Knoxville, TN!
I found this fiery, laughing woman at the pub in Old Town Alexandria. She was thumping her foot in time with some Irish jig being played by a man who looks like your grandfather, if you’re Irish. The songs that came before and after the one that was playing when I noticed this woman sounded… Continue reading From “Old Town”
We never planned to come back to the suburbs, but we took the train out to pick up from Martin’s cousin’s guy Johnny, who let us stay with him until our money was gone, and we couldn’t buy tickets back to the city. We still stop in his place on Elm sometimes, but when he… Continue reading Grandma for a Junkie
The sheets smell of salt and they rub coarsely on her skin. She guesses they were hung out on the line to dry. She resists the urge to toss and turn, as if doing so would in some way disturb her sleeping son, who is awake in the living room, surely hunched over his laptop,… Continue reading Fragments