Archive for October, 2010

School Pride Show on NBC & Hulu


I wanted to share with you a new show television show I recently had the opportunity of watching called “School Pride” on Friday’s 8:00pm on NBC or available free on demand at We have so much to be proud of in our Citrus County Schools.  While we all know of the struggles we face […]

Amendment 8

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At the 2010 General election November 2nd, voters in Florida will be voting on Amendment 8, “Revision of the class size requirements for public schools”.  The ballot will officially say: NO. 8 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE IX, SECTION 1 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 31 Revision of the class size requirements for public schools The Florida Constitution currently […]

CCIBPO Meeting 10/20/2010


Tuesday  October  19th, 2010 ,  I attended the Citrus County International Baccalaureate Parent Organization (CCIBPO).  The organization is like a PTA and advisory group for parents and students of the Citrus County Schools International Baccalaureate Program (IB) located at Lecanto High School.  The IB and Pre-IB (PIBS) coordinator is Mr. Darrick Buettner.  The International Baccalaureate program is […]

Power Teaching at CRE & CRHS Visit 10/14/2010


I had an opportunity to observe Ms. Melissa Hardy’s 3rd grade classroom at Central Ridge Elementary School on Thursday morning.  Ms. Hardy is  using an exciting and fast pasted learning strategy called “Power Teaching” (a.k.a. Brain Teaching).  I was first made aware of it from our Assistant Superintendent Mary Curry at a recent School Board […]

Principal interests: Citrus Educators reflect on history of school system

By Shemir Wiles The opportunities for blacks during segregation were limited, but William Robinson Jr. worked toward having a career in agriculture. However, his life took a different path that led him to being an educator, an inspiration and a local pioneer for blacks in education. “These ladies and gentlemen paid a price for […]

Coach Dabney Day, November 13th, 2010


Coach Dabney Day, November 13th, 1200-5:00ish @ Heritage House in Heritage Village in CR. Tickets will go on sale this weekend (10/23/2010) at Heritage House. $10 gets you a fish dinner with all the fixins! Would you like to be a sponsor? $100 gets your business name on the back of the t-shirt. Or maybe […]