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January 14, 2020

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 ro...

December 17, 2019

I observed a bilingual classroom yesterday. The teacher was in Spanish-only mode as indicated by the green scarf she was wearing at the time . I could only understand maybe one out of every five words that she said. 

Despite the language barrier though, I understood exa...

December 3, 2019

 Photo credit: Anonymous Fulcrum Employee Who Can't Cook

I’m not much of a cook - and by that I mean that I don’t cook much and I don’t cook well. So, it wasn’t surprising when I tried cooking pancakes for the first time and ended up with a charred circle in the pa...

October 9, 2019

It’s Principal Appreciation Month and one of the most impactful ways we can support Principals is by helping them focus on the core responsibilities of their work. In the countless beginning of year meetings I’ve had as Fulcrum has launched school partnerships in the 2...

November 20, 2017

Late last year, I was sitting in an Instructional Leadership Team meeting at one of our partner schools, EPIC Academy, talking with the coaches about how their teachers were responding to their feedback coming out of weekly coaching meetings. We had been working all ye...

September 21, 2015

The school year has undeniably begun! The weather is cooling. Weekends are consumed with football. Pumpkin-flavored everything is everywhere. And teachers’ excitement from the first few days of school is settling in for the long haul.

Much of how that excitement settles...

August 12, 2015

We’re nearing the end of summer break. Some schools already have teachers back and a few even have kids starting next week. A summer’s worth of intense planning and preparation are about to be forced into operation – ready or not!

At the top of many principals’ lists fo...