15. Preparing for In-Person Learning for Staff and Students

by Dr. Christina M. Macalino, August 2021 As a  fellow k12 administrator, you are quite familiar with the 30+ item checklist you must plan and execute to open up the new school year. These tasks and events include the week leading up to the first day of school, the first day of school, and the […]

14. Part II: Administrator Turnover or Burnout? Or Burnover?

Thoughts from former K-12 Administrator by Dr. Christina M. Macalino, August 2021 If you haven’t read blog #12 or listened to episode 12, please do so to learn about Part I: Administrator Turnover or Burnout? Or Burnover? But for this particular blog and episode 14, you will learn about a professor’s perspective on K12 administrator […]

12. Administrator Turnover or Burnout? Or Burnover?

by Dr. Christina M. Macalino As I was initialing teacher end-of-year checkout forms and saying summer farewells, at least five teachers asked me if I was coming back next year. Not as a joke, not to be cynical, just honestly asking and inquiring due to the history of principal or other admin team member turnover.  […]

13. Reflecting On Summer PD. The Good, the Bad, and the Real.

by Dr. Christina M. Macalino “Summer…Summer…Summertime! Time to sit back and Unwind” – DJ Jazzy & The Fresh Prince  What do educators do during their summer breaks? Hopefully relax, re-energize, and rejuvenate to prepare for the upcoming school year. Sometimes that can be the case – perhaps for part of the summer but not the […]

11. Honoring yourself. Learnings from an administrator we admire, Principal Julie Calderon.

#selfcaregoals #educatorgoals by Dr. Christina M. Macalino, June 2021 School-Site Administrator ~ Julie Calderon Out of my 16 years in education, I have served, as a teacher and administrator, under eight administrative teams. I am just counting eight school-site principals – I am not counting the vice/assistant principal changes because there were just too many […]

10. It’s a wrap!

A Brief Summary of Our 2020-21 Academic Year by Dr. Christina M. Macalino, June 2021 I wrapped up my 16th year in education and Elin wrapped up her 15th year in education. Yaaas! Here is a brief summary of our most memorable school year.  Christina’s 2020 – 2021 Academic Year July 23, 2020: Submitted letter […]

09. George Floyd ~ One Year Since His Murder

Written by Dr. Christina M. Macalino George Floyd – May 25, 2020 I still remember May 25, 2020 as if it was just yesterday. I was home, on medical leave, recovering from my seventh brain procedure. And on top of that, this was in the midst of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place (SIP) restrictions. Thus, just like […]

08. Microaggression – Choosing Your Battles

by Dr. Christina M. Macalino, May 2021 Preferred Name – Miss, Misses, Doctor? At the end of April 2021, I was texted a video of a Zoom meeting, a former Zoning Commissioner (Tony Collins, white male), refusing to address a college professor (AA female) by the name doctor, and instead referring to her as misses […]

07. Our Stance Against Anti-Asian Violence Attacks

Written by Dr. Christina M. Macalino, April 2021 Missed Opportunity As mentioned in our second podcast episode, for my master thesis, I focused on the lack of Filipino-American curriculum (literature and social science), specifically within the secondary level. One particular section of my thesis, I honed in on The Model Minority Myth. I wrote about […]