The Rundown

Fall Institute

In just a week, we will meet again for our third and final Professional Advancement Institute. If all goes as planned, you will be visited by two high-profile special guests who are scheduled to speak to you during lunch on Oct. 17 and breakfast Oct. 18.

I would relieve their identities but what’s the fun in that? Life is better with a little mystery don’t you think?

In addition to our special guests, the fall Institute will focus on developing your advocacy and leadership skills. There will also be a formal tour of the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library.

Monthly Newsletter

The KFP Insider hit your inboxes on Oct. 1. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to read it. It is a quick read with lots of great opportunities that are available to NC teachers. The newsletter also has a new format that we hope will make it easier to navigate.

If you have any suggestions for improving the newsletter, please email me at Your feedback is always welcome.

Website User Survey

Speaking of feedback, today we sent out a survey asking about the usability and design of our website. We are developing a new website and the first step is to assess your thoughts on what is working, what is not working and what features would be useful to add to the website.

That’s all for now! See you all next week.

Fall is Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

starbucks-pumpkin-spice-latteYou know fall is here when school buses roll down the highway and Starbucks starts serving its Pumpkin Spice latte.

Since I am pregnant, I have avoided coffee for the most part but I still love the idea of a cool autumn afternoon spent sipping a frothy latte that tastes like the inside of a pumpkin pie.

Where am I going with this? Glad you asked.

That was a long way of saying “Fall is here.” And that means we will be meeting next month for our October professional development institute.

October PD is my favorite because it focuses on leadership. This is the time when our Fellows start thinking about how they can lead innovation outside of their classrooms.

So many of you are there already! We can’t express enough how proud we are of all of you and the strides you have made this year.

Wish I could buy each of you a Pumpkin Spice latte.