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IMPORTANT READING for Understanding the 2021 Lin-Wood School District Meeting Process

What you should know about our School District Meeting process this year:  You can also check http://www.lin-wood.org under the Meetings tab for the most up to date information regarding the school district meeting process!   There are THREE steps to the process I ask you to participate in. 1 & 2 – March 16 & 18,… Continue reading IMPORTANT READING for Understanding the 2021 Lin-Wood School District Meeting Process

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Much to Love About a Small Town School with Big Lumberjack Heart

The group of seniors Lin-Wood Public School is graduating in 2021 were born the year I started working here, truly a lifetime ago. As I stood recently on a chilly night with my children, parents, and in laws, at the one main intersection in North Woodstock, now my hometown for more years than the one… Continue reading Much to Love About a Small Town School with Big Lumberjack Heart

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A Letter to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on this 100th Anniversary of our 19th Amendment (8.18.1920 in case you weren’t sure)

Dear Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I wanted you to know this is the mask I’m wearing on my first day of school next week as we return to the classroom for the first time since March when COVID took over the universe.  Clearly, you don’t know me, but I wanted you to know… Continue reading A Letter to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on this 100th Anniversary of our 19th Amendment (8.18.1920 in case you weren’t sure)

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Let’s be “Radically Pro-Kids”: Tap the Glass and Talk to Each Other

Yesterday, we went for a bike ride through our small town here in the mountains.  We picked up our young American born Jamaican friend who moved here from Texas with his mom and dad when he was two.  The boys were riding on the sidewalks, hopping on and off the curb, and I said to… Continue reading Let’s be “Radically Pro-Kids”: Tap the Glass and Talk to Each Other

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, September 4, 2019: “The Beauty of Choosing Our Words”

The term “inter-abled” is a new word for me. Until reading a recent Reeve blog, this was a word I had not read or overheard in casual conversation. As an avid reader my entire life and high school English teacher for 22 years, I actually love learning new words, and once I know them, I can… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, September 4, 2019: “The Beauty of Choosing Our Words”

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When Mothers Earn Our “Stripes”

“Mom, you are beautiful, but check out your stripes in this picture.”  My daughter is on the verge of 8, and we are on a double decker bus in London heading somewhere; she is examining the morning’s photos she has taken with my phone. Stripes?  I’m confused until I glance down at the screen to… Continue reading When Mothers Earn Our “Stripes”

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Growing Up is Hard: Just ask April Flowers and Teenagers

“I can’t believe it’s happening,” overhead in the back seat by a friend’s kid. “What’s happening?” I inquire, honestly believing we are talking about an upcoming test or someone’s behavior or an eagerly anticipated event over the weekend. “Puberty is happening.  Well, it isn’t exactly happening at this minute, but it’s going to. What I… Continue reading Growing Up is Hard: Just ask April Flowers and Teenagers

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Wanted: One Fabulous Principal

Dear Experienced Administrators, We are in need of an excellent administrator, but before your read the OFFICIAL information regarding the application, please check out these student testimonials about how much they love their school.  They care as much about who comes next as parents and staff members do: Jillian wrote, “So here are several reasons… Continue reading Wanted: One Fabulous Principal

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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

There was a time when many schools in NH did not honor Martin Luther King, Jr or other Civil Rights leaders with a holiday.  There was a time when many schools in the United States did not honor humans like Martin Luther King, Jr. period.  There was a time when many Americans did not understand… Continue reading Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

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Why Mentoring Matters– Both to Children and Adults Alike

January is National Mentoring Month, which is cool on many fronts, but mostly because a local baby has been born in our community whose mission is to foster mentoring relationships between young women and their more experienced counterparts.  This “baby” is Virago, a new program falling under the Bridge Project, coordinated by Life Coach Tracy… Continue reading Why Mentoring Matters– Both to Children and Adults Alike