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Troy Roddy
Works at St. Mark's Episcopal School
Attended Rhodes College
Lives in Sugar Land, Texas
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How human can you be today? #live2learn
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Do something you are proud of today! #live2learn
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Early in the school year, both students and teachers should build a solid foundation for learning. That foundation is not curriculum based. It is based on connection.
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Pick a song that tells how you feel about the start of school and comment with your answer.
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Teaching Respect, Responsibiity and RESTRAINT
As a long-time teacher and school administrator, my three R’s were respect, responsibility and restraint.   Most people understand, even accept, the first two easily but often
stumble over the third.   We used
those criteria to evaluate the behavior of stud...
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When you open your mind and heart to your true self and apply your talents in a way that honors that self, you are on the path to discovering your purpose. Have a purposeful day! 
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Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis identifies the nature of grit, its necessity and value of grit in education, and ten ways of teaching students to develop their own grit.
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I had a great time today talking to some 5th graders about my formula for success in school (and life).
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A quick quiz to help teachers prepare their classes.
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Emotionally charged students need you to connect with them on an emotional level before you try to redirect them using logic.
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The school year is starting. Begin this one with the intent to connect with your students, not just teach them. Great learning experiences include student-teacher relationships built on connection, not course content.
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Independent School Administrator, Creator and Founder of THRIVAPY
Skills
educational leadership, student advising, student success, blogging, writing, self-publishing, teaching, coaching, strategic thinking, problem solving
Employment
  • St. Mark's Episcopal School
    Head of Middle School, present
    Head of Middle School (grades 5-8) at St. Mark's Episcopal School in Houston, Texas.
  • THRIVAPY
    Creator and Founder, present
    THRIVAPY (www.thrivapy.com) is a service that supports student, parent, teacher, and school satisfaction and success. THRIVAPY is based on 7 principles: 1. Foundations (mission, vision, beliefs, philosophy 2. Goal setting 3. Taking action 4. Building habits 5. Growth mindsets 6. Taking ownership 7. Building relationships
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Currently
Sugar Land, Texas
Previously
New Orleans, LA - River Ridge, LA - Carencro, LA - Memphis, TN - Warrenton, VA
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Independent School Administrator, Knowledge Creator, Living the Learning Lifestyle
Introduction
I am the author of The Golden Apple Manifesto,  Foundations: Examining Vision, Beliefs, Mission, and Philosophy and Paying Attention: Thoughts on Communication in Schools.  In addition, I write frequently on my blogs, The Thrivapy Blog and  The Art of Education.

Upon graduating in 1993 from Rhodes College (Memphis, TN) with a B.A. in Business Administration, I began my career in education. Since then, I have taught a variety of subjects ranging from Middle and Upper School History to Lower School Physical Education. In addition to teaching, I served in a number of administrative positions, including: Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, Head of Middle School, and Head of School. I have a M.Ed. in Sports Management, a M.Ed. in Educational Administration, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership (University of New Orleans). My primary area of focus and research has been private/independent school leadership.

I have been honored twice by former students for inclusion in Who's Who Among America's Teachers and was an award winning baseball coach. When not teaching, writing, or performing my administrative duties, I enjoy exercising, spending time with my family, and reading.

I am the founder of THRIVAPY, a student advising and consulting service, and the American Society of Independent School Educators.

I currently serve as Head of the Middle School at
St. Mark's Episcopal School in Houston, Texas.
Education
  • Rhodes College
    BA - Business Administration
  • University of New Orleans
    M.Ed. - Human Performance and Health Promotion
  • University of New Orleans
    M.Ed. - Educational Administration
  • University of New Orleans
    Ph.D. - Educational Leadership
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Troy P. Roddy, Ph.D., Dr. Troy Roddy