“13 Reasons Why” is difficult on many levels

I recently watched “13 Reasons Why” so I had better perspective when reading the myriad of articles about this controversial show. I found it to be an extremely difficult and concerning program, one that I as a parent would not have let my teen watch without my husband and myself present to discuss the issues and her thoughts immediately afterward. Continue reading


“Externships” not likely to happen

A topic of fervent conversation as Governor Kasich’s new budget recommendations are released has been the idea that teachers perform “externships” as part of their license renewal process. While the details are not fleshed out, the idea would be that teachers spend a certain amount of time shadowing at a business to learn what skills are needed for students as they graduate and enter the workforce. Continue reading

Highlights from 1/12/17 school board meeting

Athletic Update
Extracurricular Update

This was a very quiet month for the Milford Board of Education. Below are the highlights from the 1/12/17 meeting, as well as the Organizational Meeting held 1/5/17: Continue reading

Where are the jobs?

Slides courtesy of United Way

Two weeks ago, as part of the Alpaugh Scholars program through the University of Cincinnati Economics Center, I had the opportunity to hear a presentation by Ross Meyer of the United Way. He discussed many issues related to education, including what education ideally leads up to: a job and career. Continue reading

Highlights from 9/15/16 school board meeting

Visioning process will help define future for our students
Do Makerspaces fit in Milford High School’s vision?
Seipelt memories

Boyd memories
Athletic Update
Extracurricular Update

Here are highlights from the 9/15/16 school board meeting: Continue reading

Visioning process will help define future for our students

As we look to the future and the completion of the Master Facilities Plan (replace the Junior High School and finish renovating the un-renovated portions of the High School), a group of administrators, teachers, parents, community members, and school board members are going through a Visioning process – what does education look like for our students, to succeed in a global marketplace with technologies – and challenges – we can only dream of? How do we use our facilities to support the type and style of education needed as we prepare our students for this future? Continue reading