Tag Archives: Andrew Smith

August 22

Reading in the Light by Andrew Smith

In fifth grade, I was blessed to have an amazing educator in my life.   Her name was Mrs. Ann Ostrowski or “Mrs. O.”   Mrs. O was the type of educator that many of us dream of becoming one day.   She had excellent relationships with her students and families, challenged individual students to push his/her thinking […]

June 24

The Significant Burden of Being a Grownup by Andrew Smith

In the summer of 2011, an awful lot of terrible things happened to me. It was kind of like the end of the world in many ways (cue apocalypse inspiration). My son, who was only 16, was getting ready to leave home and go away to college, and then one of those predictable and periodic […]