Leading the Way Back to School

How exciting it is to experience the hustle and bustle of the back to school season again.  As I walk the halls of various schools, observing the eager faces of students beginning a new school year, I am energized by the hope of future generations.  I also am reminded of my personal mission to promoteREAD MORE >>

Against All Odds: Helping Kids Survive and Thrive

Years ago, I read an article in the Sunday New York Times entitled “Against the Odds, 2 Teenagers Prevail.” This story, about a brother and sister who exemplify resilience, has a message for all of us who work with children and youth. School officials knew the siblings to be engaged and challenged. Both participated inREAD MORE >>

Coordinated School Health from the Ground Up

After serving the American School Health Association (ASHA) since late 2013, I figured it was about time I attended my local, Arlington County School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) meeting. I signed up for notifications over a year ago, I joined their Facebook page many months ago, but I had not yet made it to aREAD MORE >>