Superintendent’s Blog

Watching Sandpipers

January 21, 2020

Today I wandered into the maintenance office at Lyndon Town School.  I chatted with George and Roland. Then Roland took me for a tour of the wood chip plant.  It was a small moment; it reminded me how much I appreciate each and every person who works in our schools.  Did you know that the…

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The Magic Door

November 14, 2019

Kingdom East School District Dispatch November 14, 2019 A regular newsletter for the public education community of Burke, Concord, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Millers Run, Newark, Sutton 2019-2020 CalendarKESD Strategic PlanKESD Continuous Improvement Plan Landing Page The Magic Door Recently I was at Whites purchasing groceries.  As I checked out I noticed a seven year old boy. …

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About Being efficient

November 8, 2019

2019-2020 CalendarKESD Strategic PlanKESD Continuous Improvement Plan Landing Page This past weekend my husband made an amazing breakfast: rice flour waffles, blueberries, syrup, bacon, yogurt.  As the sun lazed in the window, newspaper spread on the table, we enjoyed the early morning meal. Then I cleared my plate and stood with my back to the…

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Contrast: KESD Dispatch, October 17/24, 2019

October 23, 2019

I recently hiked up into the clouds.  What strikes me the most about fall foliage is contrast.  The reds and greens, oranges and grays. Juxtaposed. Resting next to each other.  In the fog and mist, colors pop and fade between the distance and foreground. We all breathe in the smell of fading maple leaves. Change.…

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Finding Sophisticated Words

September 28, 2019

Finding Sophisticated Words  2019-2020 Calendar KESD Strategic Plan KESD Continuous Improvement Plan Landing Page Raold Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the BFG, Matilda (and many more) are classic children’s stories with colossal figures and hilariously gruesome events. My all time favorite by this author is an adult short story…

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September 21, 2019 -Unsuspected Change

September 21, 2019

 2019-2020 Calendar KESD Strategic Plan KESD Continuous Improvement Plan Landing Page Ah.  Saturday morning!  Time for my early morning exercise jaunt.  I walk out the door and on our front lawn I see this small white orb.  Why is someone littering, what is that?  I head over to retrieve it, and there on our lawn…

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Kingdom East School District Dispatch – September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019

2019-2020 CalendarKESD Strategic PlanKESD Continuous Improvement Plan Landing Page I was recently in a primary classroom engaged in word study.  As a group exercise, students were looking at their peers written names and finding shorter words within the names.   For instance Andrew had “and,” Hannah had “an.”  As the teacher asked the class to…

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Friday Dispatch – September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019

A regular newsletter for the public education community of Burke, Concord, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Millers Run, Newark, Sutton 2019-2020 Calendar As I drove home tonight I thought of a coureur des bois.  These early Frenchmen would run through the woods and mountains of our region, trading and sharing information.  In the evenings their fiddle music and…

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Changing the Seasons – August 29, 2019

September 4, 2019

People often ask, “What’s your favorite season?”  I love them all, and love that in Vermont you get a variety, both throughout the year and from year to year.  Last year there were two snow days before Thanksgiving! Two years ago I was gardening at Thanksgiving! This past week I’ve heard two flocks of geese…

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August 22, 2019 District Dispatch

August 22, 2019

A regular newsletter for the public education community of Burke, Concord, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Millers Run, Newark, Sutton  2019-2020 Calendar Adaptation During the summer, our A team met.  As is the case with most meetings, the leader throws in some teamwork exercises to build a healthy and supportive culture. One activity: build some sort of structure…

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