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Dennis Schug
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Principal of Hampton Bays Middle School, Long Island, NY
Principal of Hampton Bays Middle School, Long Island, NY

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My #OneWord for 2018: Optimize (Our Impact)
One of the most exciting aspects of becoming an educator who values and appreciates being "connected" is the accountability factor. One annual example of this has been the #OneWord phenomenon, in which educators from across the globe openly commit to one wo...
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Names and Norms
Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got. Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. Wouldn't you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go... Where everybody knows your name, And they're always glad you came, You wan...
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Manage Like Munson
"I like hitting fourth and I like the good batting average. But what I do everyday behind the plate is a lot more important because it touches so many more people and so many more aspects of the game." ~ New York Yankees Captain, Thurman Munson Leadership r...
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Learning, Leadership, and Lists
Ask any educator to share a memory of working with a student, a family, or a colleague, and you’ll likely be inspired. These become learning and leadership milestones, cornerstones to how we define ourselves as educators, and marks of our legacy and the rep...
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Knowledge
Recently, I couldn't help but laugh when a group of friends and I were in a non-school discussion and I linked it back to learning, to school, and to leadership. Someone in the conversation remarked that no matter what, I seem to be able to bring most conve...
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Journeys & Meetings
Each year, my mom ventures to Ireland, to visit with her cousins. While this has been a lifelong dream, she only started the tradition two years ago. This particular year, she returned from her adventure with a gift that sits on my desk: a paperweight. The ...
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Several months ago, in an effort to become a more dedicated and more skilled writer , I issued a challenge to several friends. These friends graciously accepted, and in turn, extended the challenge to several of their friends, and so forth. The challenge, i...
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Call Me Coach
In a recent Voxer conversation among a group of middle school principals, the topic of coaching took center-stage. The following post was written in collaboration, between two Principal-Coaches. This piece is dedicated to the Impatient Optimists, the #Middl...
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