2020-21 School Year
Chapter 26: T.E.A.M. Stands For...
June 4, 2021
Who doesn't love a feel-good message? Read more...
Chapter 25: AAPI Heritage Month
May 28, 2021
As we give voice to the diverse experiences of students and families in this pandemic, I am focusing our attention today on some of the challenges that have faced, and continue to face, the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Read more...
Chapter 24: Do the Right Thing
May 17, 2021
In 1989, Spike Lee’s masterpiece Do the Right Thing invited audiences to wrestle with (among other things) the complexities involved in how we go about creating a more equitable world. Read more...
Chapter 23: WALL-E and Roses from Concrete
May 10, 2021
The history books are probably going to get this one wrong. Read more...
Chapter 22: Happy Administrative Professionals Day
April 21, 2021
We are honoring all our fabulous administrative professionals today for the amazing work they do to keep SHHS running every day. Please join me and the SHHS Leadership Team in celebrating their contributions on Administrative Professionals Day! Read more...
Chapter 21: Reopening Schools the SHHS Way
April 9, 2021
Did you know research is now highlighting the science and importance of storytelling as it allows us to spark our own “neuroplasticity” by expanding our worldview, increasing compassion and empathy, and expanding our personal growth? So, I want to take this opportunity to tell you a story. Read more...
Chapter 20: Trauma Stewardship e-book
February 3, 2021
We started talking about Self Care last year, as the reality of COVID ushered in school closures and a change in life as we knew it, with a daily shift to crisis management and survival mode. Read more...
Chapter 19: Year of the Lotus
January 14, 2021
"No mud, no lotus," it is said. Read more...
Chapter 18: Passing the Torch
December 18, 2020
As one year closes, and another prepares its grand entrance, I'm reminded of a story about torches getting passed, the power of youth, and the endless ripple effect of our work. Read more...
Chapter 17: Nurturing Gratitude
November 20, 2020
What is one thing, right now, that is going really well? Read more...
Chapter 16: My Wish List for Election Day
November 2, 2020
Hope. Fear. Restlessness. Intense yearning. Just a few of the emotions I'm feeling as we approach Election Day. Read more...
Chapter 15: You Changed Lives Today
October 29, 2020
Are you someone who lives to work, or works to live? Read more...
Chapter 14: See You at the Silent Disco
October 21, 2020
How often do you get to see your boss dancing at a silent disco? Read more...
Chapter 13: Filipino American History Month
October 15, 2020
Finding spiritual purpose can be a deeply personal pursuit. But, it can also be a collective journey. Read more...
Chapter 12: Spiritual Self-Care
October 13, 2020
"He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how." -- Friedrich Nietzsche. Read more...
Chapter 11: Ballots, Ballots, Ballots
October 8, 2020
Self-care is about more than yoga and stress balls. It's also about money. Read more...
Chapter 10: Happy Grati-Tuesday!
October 6, 2020
What's your favorite way to celebrate Grati-Tuesday? Read more...
Chapter 9: It Should Arrive Any Day
October 1, 2020
Care packages are awesome. Read more...
Chapter 8: Still Keeping It Real
September 29, 2020
Asking others for help is hard. It flips the script. Read more...
Chapter 7 : Let's Keep It Real
September 24, 2020
A foundational concept in psychological first aid and crisis support is meeting people where they are at. Read more...
Chapter 6: Art Definitely Heals
September 17, 2020
When it comes to loss of life, there are often no words to express how we feel. Read more...
Chapter 5: 180-Day Marathon
September 11, 2020
Today's reflection on resiliency and self-care comes from Sally Stevens, School Mental Health Specialist. Read more...
Chapter 4: White Privilege
September 3, 2020
Yesterday's reflection on race prompted impassioned contributions from across the Division, including a poignant and personal reflection on white privilege. Read more...
Chapter 3: Let's Talk About Race
September 2, 2020
We can't begin to understand this pandemic without talking about structural racism. And, we can't talk about racism without facing our history. Read more...
Chapter 2: Becoming Masters of Self-Care
August 26, 2020
When you work in the SHHS Division, you experience it all: sorrow and inspiration, challenges and hope, anxiety and courage. Read more...