These are the images of individuals or institutions that inspire me to improve my work with students.

As time passes, this gallery will grow. 

Hovering over each name will bring you to a link.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. Working together, we can help create neighborhoods, communities, and a world in which every child can thrive.

From an evolutionary perspective children are, literally, designed to learn. Childhood is a special period of protected immaturity. It gives the young breathing time to master the things they will need to know in order to survive as adults.

The Human Development Capabilities Approach to social justice asks, ‘What does a life worthy of human dignity require?’

The greatest tragedy in life is not death; the greatest tragedy takes place when our talents and capabilities are underutilized and allowed to rust while we are living.

Whatever you think about, that’s what you remember. Memory is the residue of thought.

Jazz, it’s my music. Let’s Play!

The pursuit of knowing was freedom to me, the right to declare your own curiosities and follow them through all manner of books. I was made for the library, not the classroom. The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free.

I realized that if I wanted my students to write good paragraphs and compositions, I was going to need to start building a solid foundation first-just the way I would start building a house. And in writing, that foundation consists of sentences.

Solving problems together? Yes, indeed. You and your child are going to be allies, not adversaries. Partners, not enemies.

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” ~ Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Ibram X. Kendi