Author Archives: drellena

About drellena

Principal of Tomahawk Creek Middle School in Chesterfield County, Virginia. 2018 Outstanding Virginia Middle School Principal of the Year 2018.

Weekly Education Links (weekly)

Here are my weekly Diigo links for educational leaders for the week of July 30th. I have gotten back into the nswing of things and done more tweeting of resources, which you can see below. Feel free to follow my … Continue reading

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Increasing Parental Engagement

Every summer, I spend some significant time looking back on the past year. I do my very best to determine what went well, and areas where I think we need to improve. I then try to chart the course for … Continue reading

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Weekly Education Links (weekly)

Here are my Diigo posts for the week of July 23, 2018. I am putting the finishing touches on a post for tomorrow on parent engagement. It should be up in the morning. Enjoy these links! 5 Chrome Extensions Teachers … Continue reading

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Weekly Education Links (weekly)

Here are my latest Diigo posts for the week of July 16, 2018. I had a new post last week, and have another almost ready to go. I am writing this week about our thoughts and plans for parent engagement … Continue reading

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School in the Summer Time

I am a middle school Principal. Have been now for 7 years. Before that I was an Assistant Principal who worked an extended contract (to do the master schedule) during the summer. My friends don’t get it. It’s not their … Continue reading

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Return of the Principal

Now that summertime is here, I am determined to resurrect this blog that I have neglected terribly. I have a post almost ready for the site, and I will resume posting my Diigo links every Sunday, beginning July 22, 2018. … Continue reading

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Weekly Education Links (weekly)

Here are my weekly Diigo posts for March 4, 2018. I have neglected the blog. Things have been too busy (or so I keep telling myself). I need to do a better job of managing my time and working this … Continue reading

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