Sharing Your Awesome: Why we need to move past the discomfort

I was raised not to brag about my accomplishments.  Do good deeds in secret.  Don’t broadcast your good grades to the world.  Take leadership positions, but always be humble about it.  Never put yourself on a pedestal. As a professional adult, I’ve struggled with reconciling my discomfort with self-promotion and the need to advocate for … Read more

A Christmas Story: YOU Make a Difference

That’s a picture of my paternal grandparents, Howell and Irene Loper.  My grandmother, Irene Garris Loper, was a school teacher in the same district I work in now.  She got her education degree at Florida State Women’s College (now Florida State University).  She taught in other counties before she settled with my grandfather and my … Read more