Why I decided not to teach and how the leaders in public ed are changing my mind

  I always thought I wanted to be a teacher, but the more I explored the profession and the systems that surround it the more I changed my mind. When Wisconsin’s Act 10 was introduced and passed, I was a junior in high school and I paid close attention to the discussions arising from the... Continue Reading →


"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start"--Nido Qubein

Somewhere in the middle: Transitions

At certain points in life I get to feeling like I’m supposed to have everything figured out. When I feel this way my anxiety increases and bouts of panic and worry pour over me. In reality I’m building on the successes of my past, but in the moment it feels like I’m being forced to start... Continue Reading →

Somewhere in the middle

I’ve had a few points in my life where I felt that surely the walls around me were going to crumble down. It sounds dramatic but it’s truly how I felt. I’ve had times when I’ve been paralyzed with fears that I knew were irrational but they never the less kept me from moving. And... Continue Reading →

"We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate." -- Thomas Jefferson

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