Fall in Indiana is beautiful. There isn’t much better than seeing the colors that abound during this time of the year. However, with the turning of the season comes shorter days and colder temperatures. Before you know it, we will be in the dog days of winter. I know for me, these next few months … More Smile

The Key to Success

What is the key to success? If you’re like me, you have pondered this question more than once in your teaching career. Angela Lee Duckworth, a former business professional turned teacher turned psychologist believes that she has the answer. So what is her key to success? GRIT. Through her studies, more than any other factor, … More The Key to Success


This weekend, I ran in a 10-mile race as part of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Miler Series. This was my third of three races preparing me for the mini-marathon in May. After this same race last year, I wrote a Monday Memo about the importance of finishing strong. This year, I want to talk about something … More Consistency