Monday, January 4, 2016

A New Year...A Fresh Start

These two weeks away from work have been an amazing two weeks for me. It has allowed me to concentrate on my family, enabled me to recharge, and hit my personal reset button for the second half of the school year. I am truly excited about what 2016 has to offer!

So many people make New Year resolutions. Some are able to make them come to fruition while others try but struggle to stick to their lofty ideas of radical change. What if we think of the new year as a Fresh Start instead? Just like we start out the school year in August charged and pumped about great lesson ideas we want to try, we can do the same for the New Year and the new semester. Both students and teachers have been away from the "daily grind" for over two weeks now and are ready for some mental stimulation.

Let's embark on the New Year of 2016 with as much gusto as we can. Continue to stretch yourself and your students to new heights. Make your lessons relevant for your students so that they are engaged and taking away with them skills and strategies that will set them apart from their peers in the ever changing job market.

Make your work day FUN!! Remember why you got into education. You didn't get your teaching credential so that you could give students tests. Nope, you spent time earning your highly respected teaching credential so that you could be in front of young minds on a daily basis sparking their creativity and excitement for learning new things.

If you haven't yet hit your own personal restart button, DO IT NOW!! This is 2016: a New Year, a Fresh Start, and a time of endless possibilities......

Our ONE goal: To graduate every Fairfield High Student and to ensure that they leave FHS college and career ready!!! 
Inspire, Engage, Excite, Lead, Foster, Create, Empower!!

Many more great things are in store for Fairfield High!

Continue to be innovative, creative, and a model of excellence!



  1. I say this new year has definitely made its new fresh start off for 2016, yet alot don't realize how much we can stimulate ourselves and therefore engage into other curriculum activities to improve our social skills our learning skills and our education. Yet I am to see to hear those who suffer and to listen to those who want a better year start off so to do so. We must complete our mission help others and communicate listen to our piers and learn something in this new year with these great opportunities that have been given to us today in this great country.

  2. I agree with your opinion .