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Reimagining Education

A blog about pushing past the status quo in how we school our youth. Honest, data-backed, stakeholder-driven, and relentlessly committed to kids. 

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November 22, 2016

Few things have the unique ability to shape our opinions, construct our perceptions, and bring us together like stories.

For most of my life, my story was one of rural Oklahoma. It was full of red clay, hollers and bottoms, and people who lived a life very much like my own. I was fortunate to discover the power of stories early. The tales of other people and experiences have inspired me to listen...

November 18, 2016

In 2009, one of my favorite authors, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, gave a TED Talk that spoke on the “dangers of a single story.” During her presentation, she spoke of many examples of a “single story,” or stereotype, which can negatively affect the outlook some people have on individuals who are different from them. Her examples included her confusion as a young Nigerian writer, reading books created...

November 16, 2016

I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of perception—the way people view the world around them and how two people can be looking at the exact same scenario yet see different things.

Anais Nin once said, “We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.” I heard this when I was just a little girl, and it is still one of my favorite quotes. It communicates what I believe to be an important...

November 12, 2016

I am a die hard, unashamed lover of Tulsa. I've traveled and am aware of what other cities across America have to offer. Yet, despite the benefits of other places, I’m certain Tulsa will forever be my home.

When I describe Tulsa to those who are unfamiliar, I try to paint a picture of a community that has a natural inclination to help one another without expecting anything in return. There are...

November 11, 2016

Success comes in many forms. Ralph Waldo Emerson once described achieving success in these words:

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden p...

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