I spent the majority of my career as a practitioner "in the trenches" with some of most enlightened teachers one could ever hope to collaborate with in promoting student learning. My principal assignments in Northfield (1977-89) and Edina (1989-2003) were pure joy in coming to work each day knowing that something good would happen for teachers, parents and students. Early retirement in 2003 seemed like a good idea at the time, but I quickly realized I missed the thrill and challenge of school leadership. This unfulfilled need resulted in my accepting a position as principal of Academia Cesar Chavez, a K-8 charter school in St. Paul for the 2005-06 school year and introduced me to the unique aspects of charter schools. Following my faculty position at St. Thomas from 2006-16, I again got itchy to go back into the field of school leadership. leading me to accept the Interim Director position at STRIDE Academy, a grades K-8 charter school from February through June of 2017. Can I resist the temptation to keep up this periodic cycling back into the field of school leadership? If you have any needs in this area, in either charter schools or a traditional public school, give me a call.....you never know!