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Beth Houf
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K-5 elementary principal, passionate leader and learner, forever teacher
K-5 elementary principal, passionate leader and learner, forever teacher

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Honoring the Moment
As educators, we tend to take information in at breakneck speed. Our brains are constantly on overdrive and it feels as though there are at least twenty tabs open at any given moment. I had the privilege to serve as a facilitator for our state leadership ac...
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The Power of the Positive Office Referral
You are summoned to the principal’s office. No matter if you are a student, teacher or parent, you typically have the same reaction. Fear! As a school leader, I have worked hard over the past several years to help take this negative stigma away from these v...
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Leading Together
I had the pleasure of leading #SatchatWC (the west coast version of #Satchat) this past week. The topic was transforming the traditional interview and induction practices in our schools. So many innovative ideas were shared by the close to 150 participants ...
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I just had the wonderful opportunity to co-host an inspiring #satchatwc with the theme #CultureMatters with my good friend Jay Billy (@jaybilly2). It was evident throughout the chat that culture trumps everything else in a building. No matter what terrific ...
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Setting the Foundation
At Fulton Middle School, we just completed our first full week of school and it seems like we have been back for months already...in a good way! Students and staff have worked hard to build a positive school and classroom culture. Routines are well establis...
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Back to School....Like a PIRATE!
Back to School....Like a PIRATE! The Challenge is ON! Passion~Immersion~Rapport~Ask/Analyze~Transformation~Enthusiasm UPDATED: July 30th, 2016 Update : I wrote this post on the eve of becoming our district's new middle school principal in the summer of 2015...
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My Leadership Shelf UPDATED
I realized that it was time to update my leadership shelf from last winter. So many amazing books out there I've had the chance to read since then! Can't wait to keep finding more book treasures. Happy Reading, Beth I recently saw a request on Twitter for a...
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Everyday Appreciation
Last week's staff appreciation was wonderful at our school. It is always a favorite week of mine to show how much I appreciate all that our staff does for our students. Through the positivity, I had a nagging feeling throughout the week. As much as I loved ...
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