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Spread the Word to End the Word

This Wednesday is “Spread the Word to End the Word.” Started as a simple website by the Special Olympics in 2008, this grew to a nationwide campaign involving schools and universities across our county, all with the goal of ending … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day!

There are several popular legends surrounding the story of Saint Valentine. One is that he was a Roman priest who was arrested, imprisoned, and eventually martyred after being caught marrying Christian couples. At the time, helping Christians was considered a … Continue reading

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Teaching Kindness

This week is Random Acts of Kindness Week. As I thought about the topic, I began to consider how kindness is taught. The rampant problem of bullying in our schools underlies a deeper issue – are we teaching our children … Continue reading

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In the Public Eye

I began reading Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most, by Timothy Shriver this week. Although I was generally familiar with the story of Rosemary Kennedy, I was not aware of how much she inspired her family to devote their careers … Continue reading

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Celebrating Literacy!

January is a big month for literacy awareness. All month long, we celebrate National Book Blitz Month. If you’re like me, your reaction to this was similar to: Great! What’s that? After some digging, I learned that NBB was created … Continue reading

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Being a Fighter for Civil Rights

In doing some research on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I discovered a quote that I haven’t read before but is great advice for all of us. “Whatever career you may choose for yourself – doctor, lawyer, teacher – let … Continue reading

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ELBS Recognized for Innovative Use of Technology

Yesterday, we received some great news! The Elizabeth Lee Black School at the Barber National Institute has received the “Award for Leadership and Innovation in Special Education” from the National Association of Private Schools (NAPSEC). NAPSEC, headquartered in Washington, DC, … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

Last week, I decided to tackle the four boxes of paperwork that had been relegated to a corner of my office since my file cabinet fell apart. I, like many moms, saved Ryan’s papers, reports, classroom assignments, and report cards … Continue reading

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Achievements of 2014!

As we wind down December and head into the New Year, I can’t help but think of the many accomplishments we can celebrate for 2014. My first thoughts are of our children, adults and staff throughout the Erie, Pittsburgh, and … Continue reading

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2014 Holiday Showcase

What do Charlie Brown, some hard-working elves, and an adorable Bichon Frise have in common? All were featured in this year’s holiday program performed by students at the Elizabeth Lee Black School. This morning, students from 21 classrooms ranging from … Continue reading

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