Newsletter Mashup

Newsletter Mashup

A mishmash of a newsletter:

Walk with Leonard

Tuesday mornings in September at Kenwood Park

Have School Board questions? Just looking to get a little exercise? Have you been on the beautiful walking trail at Kenwood Park?

Now that it’s starting to cool down, it’s time to get moving again. Join Leonard for a walk around Kenwood Park on Tuesday mornings in September. I’ll start walking around 9AM – just find me on the path, I’ll be wearing the tie dye t-shirt.

What should schools be?

Click on the following to see a video of a (now defunct) private school I founded. What do you think schools should be? What do our public schools do well? What do we do poorly? How can we make them better? Love to hear your comments and thoughts here.


Book Club

Many of you might remember when Tony Wagner, author of The Global Achievement Gap visited our community several years ago. Wagner, a former high school teacher, K-8 principal, and university professor in teacher education, has a new book that just came out.

In Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era bestselling author and education expert Tony Wagner and venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith call for a complete overhaul of the function and focus of American schools, sharing insights and stories from the front lines, including profiles of successful students, teachers, parents, and business leaders.

Most Likely to Succeed
 presents a new vision of American education, one that puts wonder, creativity, and initiative at the very heart of the learning process and prepares students for today’s economy. This book offers parents and educators a crucial guide to getting the best for their children and a roadmap for policymakers and opinion leaders.”

I thought it would be interesting if we read this as a community and shared our thoughts. Please go to to participate in this virtual book club.

Summer Evening of Jazz

The 3rd Annual Summer Evening of Jazz is a fun evening for you to revel in a range of dynamic jazz sounds. From the award-winning LA-Based JAZZ IN PINK to young local phenom DARA CARTER, to the ever-popular saxophonist ANTOINE KNIGHT, this is sure to be a magical evening you won’t forget! Buy your tickets today and enjoy the soothing sounds of the Summer Evening of Jazz:

Concert Date: September 26, 2015
Concert Time: 6:00 PM
WILL CALL Opens: 5:00 PM
Location: Southern Ground Amphitheater, 301 Lafayette Ave, Fayetteville, GA 30214
Lawn Tickets are $28.00 and Reserved Tickets are $38.00.  Concessions Available.
Terrace Tables (limited supply) are $500.00 for your party of 8 guests.
VIP Tables (limited supply) are $800.00 for your party of 8 guests. VIP Tables include dinner catered by “Cut and Catered Your Way”.

Purchase tickets online today at!  Online fees apply.

OR purchase tickets by mailing this order form by Friday, September 11, 2015.

Tickets purchased by mail must be picked up at concert WILL CALL on September 26, 2015.
Make check payable to FCDC. Mailing Address:  FCDC, P.O. Box 1223, Fayetteville GA 30214

Organized by the Fayette County Democratic Committee

Hope to see you there!

I am available to come talk to your PTO, neighborhood, or church group. If you see me out walking around, feel free to stop and say hi. You can follow updates or pose questions on or following frequent links on education and politics on Facebook.


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