About the Author

I’m a middle school assistant principal, and I love what I do. What I enjoyย most about my role is the unlimited potential for growth as well as the opportunity to form lasting partnerships. Leading in any capacity is difficult, but when you are called to do it, the Lord provides.

I started this blog as a means of chronicling my journey of Servant Leadership, but I believe that it has taken on a deeper purpose. As visitors read about my every day experiences as seen through a spiritual lens, I know that they’ll take the meat of my messages — the scriptures — and nourish themselves. I’m sure they’ll remember the stories and get to know me as a result, but the anecdotes are merely the vessels that store the meat.

My posts are primarily about the importance of building relationships — hence the name of my blog, Two Are Better Than One. Inspiration for the name of my blog comes from Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 which punctuates the need to work with others. No one should have to navigate the world alone. To help me navigate, I use the word of God as my guide. I spend a little time in scriptureย each day to draw strength and to reflect on these words as I apply them to my life, but most of all, so that I can share my knowledge and be a blessing to others. It brings me immense joy to serve God and to use my gifts to honor him. Everything that I write will bring honor to his great name.

97 thoughts on “About the Author”

  1. Awesome to know that the kids at your school have a Godly leader. Though so many areas do not allow “God” in schools we can still exhibit Godly characteristics from which His Light shines. May your Light continue to shine for all to see. God bless you!

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  2. I was not an administrator, but I did teach English for 23 years in some tough places. I used to get angry when people said, “They don’t allow God in school now.” How do you not allow the CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE inside of anywhere? So I said to those who I knew to be believers, “If, as you’ve heard, we are His hands, feet, and voice, then do this: Anoint the doors of your classrooms, and each desk, and walk the floor, meditating on the needs of your classes and students, and ask for strength, wisdom, patience, faith, and love.” Honestly, I don’t know how many took my advice, but I know that whenever I did (sometimes the mornings just got off to a fast start, or I was late, so I can’t say I did it everyday) it made all the difference. I started out teaching middle school. They’re right on the cusp of so much, and they’re sharp as anything, and funny, and goofy, and cunning, but they can be overwhelming. Blessings, sister, and may your school enjoy a wonderful rest of the school year in 2016.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to read and to comment. I, too, taught English for nearly 20 years. I finally made it back to middle school after teaching at the high school level. People may say they don’t want God in schools, but I carry him with me and we talk all day. No one can dictate to me how that relationship will play out. He’s mine, and I’m his. I look forward to reading your blog.

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        1. Really? One of the best gifts you can ever give a blogger is a comment. That’s why I always thank everyone who takes the time to read and to comment. I’ll make sure I check out your material this week. It’s my bedtime.๐Ÿ™‚ Take care.

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  3. Just stopping by to say hello, Michelle! Thanks for the follow. I saw you at Jacqueline’s Valentine party! Good times, great food, wonderful people!๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to reading your posts! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  4. Two are better than one, I have found your blog and enjoyed reading about you, Michelle, hopefully I will find out more next time I come back to visit. In the meantime love to you and your family, keep well and enjoy your weekend. Catch you again soon xo

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  5. Hi Michelle, stumbled on your blog plost through Jackie’s post links. Nice blog. Scripture is so practical an on point. I use it myself to guide my way. Looking forward to future posts.

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  6. Hi, I love your blog and I share the same philosophy that no one can navigate this world alone. Nice meeting you. Your words have drawn me

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  7. Hi Michelle, I would have stopped by earlier to comment but my grandson refused to take a nap. I wanted to stop by to thank you for visiting my blog and I also wanted to take the opportunity to check out yours. The Brunch has allowed me to meet so many new people and I’m so grateful to have connected with you. Have a nice weekend! ~Steph

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  8. Just found you! Thank you so much for visiting my space on the blogosphere! I have been a middle school nurse for around 20 years, so it’s just wonderful to connect with you. You’re influence is massive for His kingdom and you are strategically placed.

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  9. Hi Michelle. I agree 100 percent, two are better than one. I hope you don’t come down on me for my errors in the English language. Having been an English teacher for 20 years much drive you mad in the blogosphere. And, thanks for shining your light. We need all we can get in these turbulent times. ๐Ÿ˜€ Joe

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  10. Hi again, Michelle! I too believe in the importance of partnership and team-work. Your kids are lucky to have you. I love the design of your blog, peaceful and cheerful at once! Looking forward to exploring. Marina

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  11. Hi Michelle, thanks for commenting on my blog after the party hosting Janice did yesterday. I’m pretty new at blogging so it’s helped my find new people and directed my at blogs like yours. Love the post and as an ex school governor appreciate the emphasis on team work and partnerships. Pleasure to meet you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. It’s a pleasure to meet you as well, Gary. As a rule of thumb, we visit and read others’ blogs. Sometimes we share and reblog as a means of encouragement and highlighting good stuff. That’s what I love about his community.๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Easter and best blogging wishes!

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      1. Thanks Michelle. So far I’ve been very surprised and encouraged by people I’ve met here. It’s a really good feeling to know that underneath the worlds woes people outside politicos are actually really nice wherever they may be and from whatever culture they come from. It’s both refreshing and inspirational. I’m really new to this so my following is a bit slim at present. At first I thought it was me or that I was doing it all wrong…especially with the writing as that’s the focal point of my blog. I guess it just takes time and a greater knowledge about blogging than I currently have. Steep learning curve and all that. Thank you for your wishes and a great many more heading your way ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  12. Yes, I’ve come to realise that recently….it’s just very alien to me at the moment and I’m sure everyone has moments when they start about whether they are doing it right. I agree with you though…connecting with new people can be very rewarding and does invoke a sense of reward and happiness. Might book you as a positivity coach lol

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  13. Hi Michelle, came over from Jacquie’s party. Reading your bio took me straight to The Servant Song. I suppose you are familiar with it? It fits perfectly with what you have to say ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. I taught high school and MS English for more than twenty years. I loved both ages and still do. Today I have the privilege of hanging out occasionally with many of my former students who are now my friends and parents of their own teens. Teaching is such an amazing profession. I’m excited to read your blog.

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    1. We have something in common. I taught high school English for most of my career before leaping into administration, and I loved it as well. I look forward to reading your blog as well.๐Ÿ˜€

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  15. Hey Michelle,i found you through you article “Myopia” featured in “Dream Big Dream Often” and I had to come and visit your blog. It is a lovely blog and I am glad I found you!
    I Look forward to your posts.

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  16. I found your blog from dear old Jacqueline๐Ÿ™‚ And I must say every word she has written about you is so true๐Ÿ™‚ Your blog is indeed an inspiring one and I love the topics you are covering here๐Ÿ™‚ A bit of relationship blogger myself , I am jumping in your followers list with pleasure๐Ÿ™‚ When time permits please feel free to visit my bloggie world which is a mix of travel tales and relationship posts๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers and warmest wishes, Minaxiโค

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  17. Hi, Michelle.Got to know you via Jackie’s blog and thought I should pop in and check out this amazing Christ Lover.๐Ÿ˜€. Nice to meet you and I look forward to an amazing journey with you on this platform. I am already hooked on you๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€.

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  18. Hi Michelle, I noticed you’ve been nominated a few times but Iโ€™ve really enjoyed reading your blog and nominated you for the โ€œOne Lovely Blog Awardโ€. Your Mother’s May option was an opening that allowed me to explore my spirituality again and May has been a time of transformation for me. I am so grateful that I was introduced to your blog!
    https://savingwithoutscrimping.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/one-lovely-blog-award/

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  19. Hi Michelle, Thank you for stopping by my blog from Jackie’s party. It was a great party with awesome party lovers.๐Ÿ™‚ I have enjoyed a cruise in here, and happy that we share same love for the things of God. Wow! I hope to connect more with you and gain from your insights. Cheers!๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. Teachers never stop teaching! I love the way you sort of manage us as you would a class – I mean the atmosphere is one of mutual inclusion between adults of course, but you do those teacher things that reinforce participation. Thanks for liking my joke! I have a sort of goal of writing a humor column.

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  21. Glad to meet you through Jackie’s party. You may be disappointed that I am not spiritual at all. My spirit always questions the spiritual. The only principle that I live by is that if I can’t do good, I stand aside and let others, who can, do good.

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  22. The very best reasons to blog are covered well in your About page! I have found so many good folks out here in blogger land that I am encouraged. I was wondering how you feel about Twitter as compared with WordPress and blogging? I really struggle with Twitter in that it somehow feels less kind even though many of the same people are out there. Maybe it is because the tweets are so short and somehow feel flippant. Thoughts anyone?

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    1. Hi, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I like Twitter for chatting with people in my profession. The chats occur at the same time each week, and they’re structured with questions, a start time, and an end time. Other than that, I share my blog posts there, but I’m not engaged. I can only suggest that you follow people whose content interests you. Best wishes!๐Ÿ˜€

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