The Cardinal Way
Sharing and Learning at Southport High School
Leading and Learning:
Throughout my career, I’ve had talented people who have inspired me, fostered my growth, and pushed me to think and lead in new ways. I thought about what having a mentor meant for my development. Having a talented mentor in my corner allowed me the space I needed to reflect in the most meaningful ways. I needed a partner that engaged me in dialogue as we explored the depths of teaching reading and writing. I relied on my coaches for support when I was pushing the boundaries of my craft. I was drawn to coaches who treated me as an equal and felt they were learning from me too. My work was enhanced due to these partners, and my current body of work is under the direct influence of these experiences.
As I think back on these most influential people, they all had one profound impact on my development. They allowed me to think and grow alongside them. They allowed me to be completely vulnerable, they allowed me to trust and be trusted, they gave me open and honest feedback, and most importantly, they provided time and space for me to think about the possibilities and opportunities of growing my craft.
Be a Cardinal; Change Lives; Put a Mission into Motion
Cardinal Recognitions: 🙌🏽
Thank you to:
- all of our veterans and first responders. We appreciate your service!
Congratulations to Jason Adler, Donna Bass, and the Spell Bowl team, who qualified for the State Finals. The Spell Bowl team will be competing in the finals this weekend!
Grateful Friday Challenge 🎉
Good morning, Friday! We are grateful to see you again. We are quickly approaching the halfway point of November, which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner. (I saw those of you with your ID upside down last week, we are not getting to Christmas until Thanksgiving has come and gone.) (51 words)
We have so much to be grateful for as we head into the holiday season, some things from here at school, some at home, some from memories from the past, and some for things to come. We all have great stories to share and people we are forever grateful to. And, low and behold, It was brought to my attention that
The New York Times is looking for tiny stories of gratitude. (72 words)
Have you ever dreamed of being a published author? And what if that writing piece just happened to be placed in The New York Times? You have had these ideas but don’t have time to write your story. Well, here is your chance. A 100-word story- in THE TIMES?? Your mother would be so proud! Just like your Canvas assignment, you have until tonight at 11:59pm to share your story with the New York Times. Even if you do not submit, share your tiny story with someone at school or someone at home before the clock strikes midnight. (100 words, nailed it!)
Let’s see if we can share our gratitude with the world! With banners flying as we go…