Debbie Wooleyhand
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Happy Four Years of Blogging to Me by Christopher Wooleyhand, Ph.D.

This was my first post four years ago. I’ve written dozens of posts since, but I revisit this one to remind myself why I started.So, why call a blog Common Sense School Leadership? As far back as I can remember, when it comes to following someone, all I have ever wanted is to be led by someone with common sense. It seems like a simple and practical wish. Common sense leaders are confident in their ability, but also keenly aware that they don’t know it all.Leaders with common sense have a…See More
Oct 6
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School Leadership: It’s like riding a motorcycle By Christopher Wooleyhand, Ph. D.

I began riding a motorcycle over two years ago. I never had any intention of becoming a biker. I was happy and busy and certainly didn’t need a new hobby. I was 51 when I started. Such a cliché. Mid-life crisis, right? Not really, but it’s hard to overcome appearances. I blame my friends. They started riding a few months before me, got their licenses, and took to riding like ducks to the water. Every time we got together they would ask me when I was going to join them. I scoffed at them,…See More
Sep 20

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Tell our School Leadership 2.0 community a little bit about yourself. Feel free to post your email address and website. Also feel free to list your areas of interest. This will help other members dialogue with you.
I work for a large school system in Maryland in student support. I work with families to improve daily attendance, resolve custody and residency issues, and offer support to families experiencing homelessness.
What is your present job title?
Social Worker
At what school level do you work?
K-12
Where do you work?
Other location in USA

Debbie Wooleyhand's Blog

Happy Four Years of Blogging to Me by Christopher Wooleyhand, Ph.D.

Posted on October 6, 2017 at 7:48pm 0 Comments

This was my first post four years ago. I’ve written dozens of posts since, but I revisit this one to remind myself why I started.



So, why call a blog Common Sense School Leadership? As far back as I can remember, when it comes to following someone, all I have ever wanted is to be led by someone with common sense. It seems like a simple and practical wish. Common sense leaders are confident in their ability, but also keenly aware that they don’t know it all.



Leaders with… Continue

School Leadership: It’s like riding a motorcycle By Christopher Wooleyhand, Ph. D.

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

I began riding a motorcycle over two years ago. I never had any intention of becoming a biker. I was happy and busy and certainly didn’t need a new hobby. I was 51 when I started. Such a cliché. Mid-life crisis, right? Not really, but it’s hard to overcome appearances. I blame my friends. They started riding a few months before me, got their licenses, and took to riding like ducks to the water. Every time we got together they would ask me when I was going to join them. I scoffed at them,…

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Advice from principals on how to get that first teaching job! by Christopher Wooleyhand, Ph.D.

Posted on March 27, 2017 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

The hiring season is coming up for many school districts. Excited and motivated young graduates will soon be applying for their first teaching position. The thought of that first interview can make even the most confident aspiring teacher a little queasy. Here are a few tips from veteran principals to make your interview a positive experience and help you get that job!



Donna Usewick (@dsusewick), principal at Oakwood Elementary in Glen Burnie, Maryland suggests the following:…

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We Can Do Better by Christopher Wooleyhand, Ph.D.

Posted on December 20, 2016 at 6:36pm 0 Comments

“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”



– Franklin D. Roosevelt



Such a timely quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt. As educators, school leaders, parents, and involved citizens, we must remember our role in preparing students to choose wisely. Education will always be important to the success of democracy. As we end one year and enter a new, we should reflect on how… Continue

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