Long time, no blog

Posted by James Walsh on 10/9/2020

It has been a while since I was able to add to my blog.  Every minute has been spent digging deeply into the science and policy surrounding the pandemic in order to lead the organization into the new normal.  As an educational leader, trained in pedagogy, district leadership and andragogy, nothing prepared me for the work of the past seven months.  I have learned so much about keeping students and staff safe, about air flow in industrial HVAC units, about hospital-grade disinfectants, and so forth.  All of it has been essential in guiding my work to navigate the district through unchartered waters.  I am most grateful for the help of my administrative team, my colleagues in IU1 and the backing of a pro-education, pro-child board of school directors.