Effective Collaboration Means Recognizing the Value of Your Team

An exciting thing happened a couple of weeks ago: Nathan Gibbs-Bowling, a good friend of those of us at Abeo, was recognized as Washington State Teacher of the Year. 

As I bask in the joy of colleagues at Lincoln High School and in Tacoma Public Schools, I think about the great acceptance speech he gave at the induction.  His message: he is part of a an amazing team and is NOT even the best teacher in his own household (he points to his wife, Hope Teague- Bowling, also an extraordinary High School teacher). In this nod to his colleagues, Nate reminds us that one great teacher does not make a great school or even a great classroom. read more