A Nontraditional Success Story Close to Home

Guess what? It’s the morning golden hour and I’m drinking coffee. Coffee should be a theme of these posts. It’s the middle of December, just a few days to Christmas, and I’m forcing myself to slow down and get into the mindset of the holidays. This winter is quite special. Gabby, my wife, graduated college. Gabby's … Continue reading A Nontraditional Success Story Close to Home

Preventative Practices Work for Homelessness, So How Can They Work for Student Success?

I’ve been thinking a lot about education lately. Well, “lately” makes this sound like it’s new. In some capacity, it’s all I really ever think about. But what I’ve been thinking this time is somewhat depressing. The nature of improving education is so inherently directly tied to improving people that it’s exhausting. Every teacher is, … Continue reading Preventative Practices Work for Homelessness, So How Can They Work for Student Success?

Confessions of a Scholarship Interview Panelist

I’ve found myself to be in the fortunate position to sit on a scholarship interview panel that gives away $1 Million every year. To be more specific, I get a vote in choosing 15 high school seniors who will receive a full ride from the Terry Foundation to either the University of Texas at Austin … Continue reading Confessions of a Scholarship Interview Panelist