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Rene Steelman

This author Rene Steelman has created 5 entries.

Grateful for Teachers! A+ for Inclusive Schools where Students Thrive

THANK YOU, INCLUSIVE PUBLIC SCHOOLS! In the adored series, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRE, school was an important part of the lives of the Ingalls’ children. They carried their homemade lunch in buckets and ran, skipped, and dawdled their way to a little one-room schoolhouse. Together, with their siblings and other children who lived nearby, they learned the three “R’s” and to socialize. Raising six children of my own, who attended public schools, I can’t help but reflect on how important...

Orange is the New EVERYTHING!

With the changing colors of the leaves and the brisk fall air, comes the most blessed of all autumnal signs: the school bus! After the dog days of summer, it is indeed, the most revered of all sights. I’ve always loved fall in the Pacific Northwest. The trees explode into fiery crimson flames, the rain decreases, and the air is just fresh and cool enough to begin the layering process of clothes that is so chic. But, the sound of...

There Has to be Another Way. #NoMoreSuicides

It feels like yesterday when we learned of the tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Surprisingly, it has already been six weeks. As I reflect on that week, I found it frightening, alarming and tragic to watch their deaths be used to boost emotionally charged ratings while being neatly packaged in a PSA about mental health and suicide prevention hotlines. These two successful, accomplished, revered, world renowned adults had access to mental health. They had loving family surrounding...