Author Archives: drellena

About drellena

Principal of Tomahawk Creek Middle School in Chesterfield County, Virginia. President of the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals.

Weekly Education Links (weekly)

Here are my weekly Diigo posts for the week of July 17, 2017. Check out my latest post “A Fresh Start” as well, as you prepare for the new school year! Living the Goodlife – Educational Discourse Leaders should always … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start

One of the many things I love about my job and the cycle of the school year is that every year is a fresh start. Hopefully, we have learned from mistakes, gotten better at what we do and apply those … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned as an ISTE17 Rookie

  I returned from San Antonio and my very first ISTE conference about a week ago. What a trip! I did some research and talked to some of my PLN about the conference before I left, but there was no … Continue reading

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Weekly Education Links (weekly)

Happy Fourth of July everyone! I have returned from ISTE and am taking a weeks vacation. I am working on a post about my experiences at the conference so stay tuned! Meanwhile, here are my weekly Diigo posts for the … Continue reading

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ISTE17 Here I Come!

After many years of wanting to attend ISTE, I am finally on my way. I am heading to San Antonio for ISTE17, and I can’t wait. I have been to numerous VSTE state technology conferences, but this is different. This … Continue reading

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Summer Time is Here! Now What?

Please don’t get me wrong. I love my job. I love working with kids, parents and teachers. But come late May and early June, they have to go. I need some slow time to recharge and refresh. I am sure … Continue reading

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Weekly Education Links (weekly)

Here are my latest Diigo posts for the week of June 5, 2017. I have set a goal for the summer to write every weekday. I am committed to follow through. Look for a lot of posts starting next week. … Continue reading

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