Wholesale Changes are Needed on the Bartow BOE

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For months Mr. Kittle and I have been asking for information that would allow us to fully execute our responsibilities on this board. The current board chair & superintendent (with the assistance of the remaining board members and school attorney) are inappropriately withholding this information from us. I have NEVER encountered this kind of behavior […]

Decision Points

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I finally finished reading the book Decision Points that looked back on President Bush’s two terms.  It was a peek behind the curtain on how decisions were made inside the White House. President Bush takes the reader through the decisions and then takes a critical look at the results using the information available today.  I thought President […]

Where have all the leaders gone?

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As we begin to enter this highly charged political season I find myself looking at the GOP choices with an eyebrow raised. This field is a little uninspired at this point and I keep asking myself…  “Where have all the leaders gone? This election scares me because its is starting to look like 1996 all […]


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The most difficult task in the life of any emerging leader is how to manage his or her time effectively.  The demands placed on those who have ultimate responsibility for the success of the organization often take precedence over family, health and other important areas of life.  The best leaders understand how to compartmentalize all of these […]

Social Media….Powering the “Dream”

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As I think about Dr. King and his legacy, I believe that he would be in awe at the progress that this country has made in so many areas.  We have reached a time in our society where we have elected this country’s first African American President and seen numerous other advances in race relations.  […]

The Power of the Ballot over the Bullet

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It goes without saying (but I will) that last night was a historic election in this country. We learned a lot of lessons about what the people of America really care about. For the last two years, the political elite in Washington have be TELLING us what we should care about. When we disagreed and […]