Superintendent’s Blog

A Moose

October 14, 2020

October 14, 2020 The other night darkness settled into our valley in Concord.  The partially lit western sky glowed orange then faded.  The dog (a large 9 month old puppy) wanted to sit on the porch. There he sat. In the distance an enormous beast emerged from the creek bottom.  Dark, large, huge rack, the…

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Screening

September 27, 2020

“Shall we do some screening?” my dad whispered to me across the Saturday morning breakfast table.  He held his hand sideways across his mouth and looked askance, not wanting anyone to hear. It was spring, warm enough that the places of road pavement were warmed by mid day.  We took the old strainers that we…

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Big Things, September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020

When my son was young he loved big things. Building large towers with blocks, making loud noises when he knocked them over.  Digging big holes and putting lots of water in the big holes.  Making large piles of leaves and jumping off big places into the leaves.  Later he liked big jumps landing in big…

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Impending Storm

March 24, 2020

Kingdom East School District Dispatch March 24, 2020    A regular newsletter for the public education community of Burke, Concord, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Millers Run, Newark, Sutton 2019-2020 Calendar ; 2020-2021 Calendar KESD COVID Landing PageDaily Health Department update In 1995 I worked in a small independent boarding school that overlooked Lake Champlain.  As the newest dorm parent…

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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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