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Commentary: Cold forecast for superintendent's program to fight hunger

Subscriber onlyWe like to think hunger is not much of a problem in Northwest Arkansas. But it is. Continue reading...

Commentary: Excellence found in problem-solving

Approach creates opportunities for mentors to be involved

Subscriber onlyFor me, the start of a new year means envisioning opportunities I see unfolding during the year to come. In 2016, I see a whole lot of opportunity for us all to support student learning. Continue reading...

Commentary: Giving thanks for excellent schools, students and staff

Subscriber onlyThanksgiving. The word itself just makes you feel good. I doubt any other word has as many positive associations as Thanksgiving. As you're reading this, I hope the sweet smells of baked goods, the scent of a turkey roasting in the oven and the warmth of family are already part of your day -- or soon will be. Continue reading...

Commentary: Film Festival seeks involvement of youth

Subscriber onlyLast week, I had the opportunity to attend the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce's Business Matters Breakfast, where the Bentonville Film Festival outlined plans for the 2016 Bentonville Film Festival. During the presentation, the excitement kept elevating as community members heard the plan to enhanced delivery for next year. Continue reading...

Commentary: Chocolate cake defines leadership

Chocolate cake defines leadership

Subscriber onlyThis month's column is inspired by a piece of art created for me as a "thank you" note for teaching a lesson on leadership last week to kindergartners at Sugar Creek Elementary. Like all great masterpieces, this piece has a much deeper meaning. Take a good look at the artwork -- really study it. Continue reading...

Igniting the future

New program links knowledge, career opportunity

Ignite! What a powerful verb. So many nouns used in education gain strength from the word ignite: learning, preparation, engagement, awareness, creativity, passion, innovation. Continue reading...

Commentary: Summers off? Not for educators

Subscriber only"Ah, to be an educator and to have the summers off!" Continue reading...

Commentary: Bored? Not in Bentonville

Students stay busy until school starts

Subscriber onlyIt's official: Summer is here. The joyful songs that accompany the end of the school year will inevitably turn into a lamentable refrain that is far from music to a parent's ears. Continue reading...

The Poore Page: May brings shower of accomplishments

Spring brings shower of accomplishments

Subscriber onlyIn many ways, May is a wonderful month. The additional daylight entices families outside to enjoy what is usually the best weather of the year. Neighbors and families reconnect and begin celebrating the transition from school year to summer vacation. Continue reading...

Commentary: What does preparedness look like?

Educators, community need conversations for future

Subscriber onlyCareer ready, college ready, post-secondary prepared and future ready. Continue reading...

Commentary: A Christmas Wish List For Schools, Community

Subscriber onlyI am honored by the opportunity to address the community each month in this column. It is a special honor this year to share my thoughts with you on Christmas Day. The holiday means so much to our youngest and brings families together. For many in our community, it is a holiday of the highest spiritual importance. Continue reading...

A Year To Be Grateful

Subscriber onlyBefore starting this month's column, I went back and reviewed previous efforts and realized that I had a theme going. Each one focused on how thankful I am to be part of this wonderful district. So this year I'm taking a different approach. This year I'm grateful. Continue reading...

The Poore Page: Bentonville Growth Brings Debate, Passions

Challenges Of Population Expansion Better Than A Decline

Subscriber onlyWe find ourselves at a very interesting time in Bentonville School District. Continue reading...

Don't Forget You Matter In School District

Subscriber onlyWelcome to fall. I hope everyone is enjoying the crisp air and the start of the change of seasons. I see leaves turning colors every day, and recent rains set the stage for a spectacular array of colors in store for October. Continue reading...

COMMENTARY: Making Every Day Matter In Bentonville Schools

Subscriber only"You matter. Students matter!" Continue reading...

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