September 15, 2020

It’s Hard To Be What You Can’t See

If I were to ask my six-year-old son what job he wants to do when he grows up, I would be shocked if he said, “I want to be an oil rig technician.” He doesn’t know any oil rig technicians. I don’t think he has ever even seen an oil rig or comprehended what it was if he has. However, …

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September 10, 2020

One Size Does Not Fit All

This past week my wife and I decided to send our two youngest children back to in-person instruction. We made this decision after our third grader told my wife and me that she doesn’t think she is smart enough for online learning. Our kindergartener launched his academic career on a laptop, pretty disengaged with learning and critical interactions with his …

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August 3, 2020

Arizona Primary Voter Guide

These answers were originally submitted to the Arizona Republic on July 20, 2020. What do you believe is the county superintendent’s most important role, and how will you serve that role? The most public facing role of this office is appointing school board members when there is a vacancy on a school board. Over nearly four years, I appointed 40 …

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