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Lorie Bratcher
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Full Steam Ahead!
November 17, 2016 was a magnificent night at Curtis Elementary.  This is our second year of having a STEAM Night, and it was a great success.  STEAM Night is a night full of fun, innovative activities for students to demonstrate to parents Science, Technolo...

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The Leader in Who?
We are learners at Curtis Elementary.  As the lead learner, I am constantly learning new ways  to support teachers so that as a team, we provide quality instruction for students.  We also look for ways to build capacity for teacher leaders.  Even though I a...

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All In!
Wow!  We are totally ready for a new school year at Curtis Elementary.  We kicked off our new year with our Curtis Risk Takers at our annual Curtis Retreat!  We had a fabulous time of fellowship and fun. Our theme this year (and always) is "Taking Risks," a...

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Two Roads Diverged in the Wood!
As I was doing my yard work this morning, one of the things that
makes me happy, my mind was free to wonder and contemplate.  As I was
wrapping up with blowing off the sidewalks, thinking about my own children, my
thoughts arrived at a profound awareness of...

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Two Roads Divered in the Wood
As I was doing my yard work this morning, one of the things that makes me happy, my mind was free to wonder and contemplate.  As I was wrapping up with blowing off the sidewalks, thinking about my own children, my thoughts arrived at a profound awareness of...

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Feeling Smarter
I have to say that I did feel a little smarter about a month ago when I had the privilege of attending the Art of Leadership (AOL) at Harvard, which is part of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  It was such a great experience learning among top educ...

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Bring in the New!
I love new things!  I just got my car detailed, and it looks and smells brand new.  It is amazing what having something new can do for your attitude.  The part of my life that really makes me happy is a new year. I am not talking about New Years - January 1...

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With every new school year approaching, we are challenged
with new adventures.   Over the last few
weeks there have been some big changes at Curtis Elementary.   Some of these changes were a little scary.
Change can be scary.   Change can be
uncomfortable. ...

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I Got a New Attitude!
Spring is definitely in the air!  It is that time of year when the stress begins to build!  Teachers, students, and parents stress about "The Test". While STAAR is important, we must keep in mind that it is just one day out of an entire year.  One day does ...

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I Got a New Attitude
Spring is definitely in the air!  It is that time of year when the stress begins to build!  Teachers, students, and parents stress about "The Test".While STAAR is important, we must keep in mind that it is just one day out of an entire year.  One day does n...
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