One Tiny Step At a Time: Baby Steps to Achieve Larger Goals

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.- Chinese Proverb When I was growing up, family movie nights provided my four siblings and me a chance to connect, share, learn, and laugh. To this day, we quote films and conjure up memories of our childhood. One of our favorite films was ‘What about Bob? ‘. In the movie, Bill Murray plays Bob, a man riddled with phobias who becomes an extremely dependent patient of the egotistical Dr. Leo Marvin, played by Richard Dreyfuss. After Bob shares some of the fears that dominate his life, Dr. Marvin introduces the concept of baby steps: Marvin: It means setting small, reasonable goals for yourself. One day at a time, one tiny step at a time.

Let the Sunshine In: A Profile of Kamilah Hampton, Principal of Richard J. Daley Elementary Academy

When I first visited Richard J. Daley Elementary Academy the week prior to the beginning of the school year, I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly the front office team and Assistant Principal invited me to “make myself at home”. Principal Kamilah Hampton was en route and while I waited in her office, I did what everyone does, but no one talks about - I snooped around. I looked at her photos, the book that she’s written that is proudly displayed on her book case. I noticed that we own many of the same books and that she’s also a coffee enthusiast. Her office was busy with the strategies and inner workings of her mind displayed on charts, diagrams, and notes, as she was, like principals e

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