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The Lee Profile

From the desk of Hope…. While working at ERG this summer, I received a phone call from a parent who sounded nervous about calling our office. She spoke in a whisper, and her voice was shaky. The reason for the call was unclear to me for about the first five minutes of our conversation. Finally, …Continue reading


Katie’s Beach Read #1

We are at the beach this week and fortunately a lot of reading has gone on.  I have asked Katie, my rising 7th grader, to weigh in this week with one of her favorite reads from our week at the beach. She is the author of the following…. The name of one of the books …Continue reading


Don’t React-Respond

From the desk of Hope… A friend of mine recently recommended the book Quiet Strength by  Coach Tony Dungy. Coach Dungy is well-known for being the first African-American football coach to lead a team to a super bowl victory (Indianapolis Colts 2007). He is also well-known for being a great teacher. Throughout his book he …Continue reading


Reading the Baseball Game

From the desk of Hope…. My husband, Ron, and I went to a minor league baseball game last week. What a nice night it was – clear sky, 85 degrees and low humidity. Our local team, The Winston-Salem Dash, is not very good but the stadium is absolutely beautiful so we find going to the …Continue reading


Perspective

While driving downtown recently, my 3.5 year old told me that the tall (Wachovia) building in downtown Winston-Salem was “following us.”  I tried to explain to him that we were the ones moving, not the building, and as we turned to get on the interstate he would see that the building was staying in the …Continue reading


Tuning in to Summer

From the Desk of Hope… It seems like  everywhere I go people (parents, grandparents, kids, teenagers, teachers etc) are eagerly talking about how happy they are that school is almost over and summer break is knocking at the door. I know in my own home, we are counting down! Summer is the time to enjoy …Continue reading


Relax, Reflect & Re-boot

Today’s blog comes from the desk of Hope…. For those of you who know me, I think you would agree when I say….I don’t relax very well. I am a high energy person that likes to get things done. I get a lot of satisfaction out of checking many things off of my list at …Continue reading


Topping the Top 5

As I worked on multiple ideas this week for our growing audience, I kept getting tangled up on what would really be a timely topic to share with you this week.  Should we jump into the testing arena?  Should I share some cool resources I have found in my reading?  Should we plan a party …Continue reading


Rough Draft

Well ERG fans, here it is. The inaugural blog post for ERG. This is one of those things I have talked about and thought about and am giving it a try as of today. This is our blogging rough draft moment. I want this space to be a place for ideas, conversations, and all thinking …Continue reading