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Veterans Day

Friday, November 11, 2016

Waterford honors veterans on Veterans Day and thanks them for their service to our country.Mrs. Nebeker asked me to speak about Veteran’s Day. I myself am not a veteran and it is with a great deal of reverence that I approach this task.

I should like first to set the stage with a brief explanation of how Veterans Day came to be.

Mission, Market, and Stewardship in the 21st Century

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

On my third day on the job, near the end of a get-to-know-you meeting, a frequent occurrence in these early months, a colleague asked if I planned to change Waterford’s mission. As you know, mission statements serve to articulate an organization’s fundamental reason to exist. Ideally, a mission statement informs, inspires and guides decision-making.

The Perfect Time to Make This Mistake

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

As a Class VI Humanities teacher, I would say it to students and parents all the time: This is the perfect time to make this mistake. Whether it was finding the flaws in an organizational system, discovering a setback on grammar, or making a social misstep, the mistakes of Middle School were real opportunities for growth. I would regularly applaud my students for their mistakes, thank them for sharing them, and then ask the most important question: So, what will you do differently next time?