In the News…

As teachers, we all know that public education is sometimes criticized by the media and those responsible for making education policy decisions. That’s why I want to thank Charles Honey and the School News Network for their continuous effort to shine a light on what’s working in public education across West Michigan.

Click here to read the full article.

Moreover, I appreciate how thoughtfully Charles captured who we are in Tech 21 Academy of Cedar Springs High School. It was such a treat for our students and staff to have you as a guest in our Academy.

Sometimes it can be easy to get discouraged by the budget-cuts and bureaucracy of public schooling, so it just means that much more when efforts like this are made to celebrate the things that really count.

With much gratitude,




Why Do I Stay in Education?

This week, Beth Shaum is asking teachers the big question of why they persist “despite educational policies that are having a deleterious effect on good teachers staying in the classroom.”

Here’s what makes me stay:

Check out what reasons motivate teacher across the country in Beth’s video embedded below.

Then, be sure to visit her blog