Protocols for Schools

Wanted to capture this on my leadership journey site and as a way of refreshing the content here. I’ve been working hard on the school site and my community feed at Zimplicity to provide everyone with the information they need during our fight with the current pandemic. Statistics relative to our work and the FAQ […]

Bothering me…

Bothering me…

The more I’m reading recently about Trump, the more I’m wondering about how the general public is being manipulated in ways that are far more profound than any we have seen throughout history.  Psychology has always informed the practices of advertising and marketing over the years and many early manipulative methods of subliminal messaging were […]

Again we face fear and prejudice…

Again we face fear and prejudice…

It seems just a few short days ago, I was preparing and presenting a speech for our graduates about tolerance and trust.  I encouraged them that there are things that will happen in life to shake our safety and security when others act on fear and anger. And, on the weekend, we faced the latest […]

Newsletter – June 8

Newsletter – June 8

Summer is almost here!! I’m looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at Closing Ceremony next week as we bid farewell to another school year.  It’s hard to believe that, for me, it has been 5 years already — an anniversary of sorts.  It is quite amazing to look back on all […]

Newsletter – June 1

Newsletter – June 1

Welcome, June! Now that we have completed both graduations, Moscow and St. Petersburg, we find ourselves in the midst of final demonstrations of learning that will play out in the remaining days. I value tremendously the remaining plays and programs as they present their “best stuff” to parent audiences. And we have done well to […]

Newsletter- May 25

Newsletter- May 25

End-of-Year Events May has almost ended and the final activities of the year are before us. Please pay close attention to the calendar as there are concerts, drama productions, moving-up ceremonies, and other end-of-year events scheduled in the next month.  For those in attendance at graduation last Saturday, we hope you enjoyed the pomp and […]

Graduation Speech 2016

Graduation Speech 2016

To all of our special guests, faculty, administration, parents, friends, and family members – we thank you for your pride and presence as we celebrate this, our 22nd commencement exercises for the class of 2016. To all of our representatives from the supporting embassies including both honored guests and, especially, those who serve as members of our School […]

Newsletter – May 11th

Newsletter – May 11th

Belated wishes for happy May Holidays!! I hope all enjoyed the weekend and for those that connected to the festivities here in Moscow, I hope you were engaged in the cultural experience that is a big part of Russia and particularly, Moscow. We also completed some important work last week during our annual meetings revolving […]

Newsletter – May 4

Newsletter – May 4

Ode to Our Mothers We are coming up on one of the most important holidays of the year in my estimation. In many countries, this Sunday brings us the holiday ‘Mother’s Day’ and our annual opportunity to demonstrate our love and appreciation. It goes without great articulation that the love of a mother is our […]

Newsletter – April 27

Newsletter – April 27

Significant Waypoints There are particular junctures in life that encourage emotional punctuation to assure that these moments don’t pass us by without appropriate recognition.  Our seniors this week have reached that moment where their knowledge and associated work of two years has come to a culmination and we move them into independent study mode to […]

Newsletter – April 20

Newsletter – April 20

Welcome back after a nice Spring getaway.  Whether you were just “getting away” to the parks in Moscow or traveling more broadly, I hope this energized you for weeks of packed activity that are now on the horizon.  I’m looking forward to seeing you at various junctures between now and closing ceremony. You got a […]

Newsletter – April 6

Newsletter – April 6

As I look around our neighborhood, there are increasing signs of Spring on the horizon. With that comes a new burst of energy that matches the sunrise each morning. We have a quickened pace, and all eyes are on the prize that is dangling ahead of us, whether it be graduation, transition, or just completing […]

Newsletter – March 30 – I’m back!!!

Newsletter – March 30 – I’m back!!!

As you have likely been reading in my blog, you will note that I’ve had an amazing experience with our HS students in Africa. It was in all ways a profound experience, one that is still impacting my thoughts and feelings in the aftermath of our adventures in Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. It is important […]

A busy couple of days in the “Z” countries…

A busy couple of days in the “Z” countries…

We left Pandamatenga on Wednesday with much sadness as we considered all of the many things we had experienced in Botswana.  The previous night gave us opportunity to say goodbye to our friends in the community, but on the morning’s ride, we contemplated our farewell’s to this wonderful country that had exposed us to the wildlife […]