Students as Impressive as Their Stories

Students as Impressive as Their Stories

Today, my StoryStrong colleagues and I had the opportunity to visit one of our pilot high schools and watch students complete their projects by presenting their personal narratives to an audience of their peers. When we began this project I had a vision in my mind of the stories that would be developed by students but admittedly I had no idea if their efforts would match my vision. I was thoroughly impressed with the efforts […]

Developing Life Ready Students

Developing Life Ready Students

By now we have all heard the term “College and Career Ready.” Though the definition varies slightly depending on who you speak to, it typically defines the academic skills required to forego remedial classes in college. “Life Ready” is a term that I feel is a far better approach than “College and Career Ready.” Though we aim to prepare our students for college AND careers, more often than not they have the option of college […]

StoryStrong Project Overview

StoryStrong Project Overview

The StoryStrong initiative has become far more than a part of my work day. It has become a passion. I am one of three co-leaders of this project that was born from my Leadership Fellows cohort. StoryStrong amplifies the personal narratives of students and staff to raise student voice, build personal connections, and transform perceptions of those around us. StoryStrong aims to flip the model of student voice from one that is focused on perceived […]