This week, I was honored to be a keynote speaker at Educational Equity in Action, a first of its kind event held at the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). I have spent my career blurring the lines between academic, teacher, and school leader while advocating that our country shift toward […]
While every woman is powerful in her own right, women working together can be an even greater force for change—in their workplaces, in their communities, and in the world. Founded in 2002, the Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC) was created to engage interest in philanthropy and channel it into initiatives that support women’s leadership. Our […]
This past April, I led a four-person team that traveled more than 170 miles across the Canadian Arctic, from Arctic Bay to Pond Inlet. We used snowshoes and skis, braving temperatures that often reached -20 degrees Fahrenheit. Along the way we faced a few challenges, but nothing compared to the ones that are currently facing […]
In healthcare, there’s an increasing movement towards an integrated care approach. This model of medicine puts a focus on creating collaborative teams of medical and mental health professionals by treating the whole person – physically, psychologically, relationally, and spiritually. Alongside leading to better outcomes for patients, integrated care can greatly reduce healthcare costs. As a […]
How do we create an environment in our schools that encourages resilience, creates connection and empowers student success? My journey has taken me from a childhood marked by instability to the NFL to beginning my current role as first-year principal of Osseo High School in Minnesota, my second year in the district. Along the way, I’ve learned a lot about the power of empathy.