Assets School K-8 Principal Blog


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A Boy Named Tommy

This upcoming Tuesday, many of us across the nation will gather in front of our TV, or online, and watch President Obama deliver his sixth State of the Union Address.  When I watch, I will be thinking of Assets School. Before I explain why, let me share a quick story about a young boy named Tommy. Continue reading


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Experts in Gifted Education Visit Assets

You may be wondering why we did not have school on Wednesday. I’m happy to share that it was for an incredible educational experience! We were very fortunate to welcome Dr. Susan Baum and Hank Nicols to campus for a three-day professional development workshop. Dr. Baum is the co-director of the International Center for Talent Development and a national leader in the field of gifted and twice-exceptional education. She has served as a professor, international consultant and has published several books.  Mr. Nicols also works at the International Center for Talent Development and focuses on differentiated instruction, emotional intelligence, and stress and time management.  Dr. Baum and Mr. Nicols worked with K-12 faculty on Wednesday, conducted model lessons with K-8 students on Thursday and spent time with the high school on Friday. Continue reading