Principal for a Day 2012 – Simpson Elementary

It is always great fun to spend the day as principal. This year at Simpson Elementary School was exceptional. We had a Blessing Breakfast filled with good news and gratitude and a Thanksgiving feast with Indians and Pilgrims eating popcorn and cran-raisins. Bron-Gayna Schmit and her staff are wonderful. You can tell that they are committed to the highest standards for their school. It shows in the children's faces and the energy of the school.  This year the Norcross Cluster School Partnership awarded five grants to Simpson EC. It was a pleasure to be able to make and an advance announcement at the Blessings Breakfast to the grant winners. One of the winners is Roshan Finch for her Brown Bear Goes to Work career program. This was my favorite and it definitely a favorite for the children. … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pi

Who says engineers don't have a sense of humor?  It might not be the kind of humor that all folks can understand, but it is amusing just the same. Every now and then a Far Side cartoon would just tickle me so that I had to laugh out loud.  Often, I'd show the cartoon to my husband and he was unmoved. He rarely saw the humor that I saw and would look at me quizzically.  So I'd show the cartoon to my daugher, she'd always get it. A friend sent me this cartoon of Pumpkin Pi and it is so clever and witty that I wanted to share with all. Not sure if my husband will laugh, but I know it will get a chuckle from my oldest daughter.  She is an electrical engineer, just like me, and this cartoon is for her and all her female engineer friends.  They'll get it! We are doing a Girl Scout Engineers! program this Saturday at DeVry in Alpharetta.  I am going to bring copies of the cartoon to … [Read more...]

Volunteers needed for Girl Scout Engineers! program on Oct 13th

  The Girl Scout Council of Greater Atlanta presents Girl Scout Engineers! Description:  Connect with others as we present a program designed by the Society of Women Engineers to help girls discover the world of science exploration!  Women in engineering careers will lead girls in a variety of hands-on science activities.  Meet women engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs and get a chance to learn about exciting science careers.  Lunch will be provided to all registered participants. Volunteers: We are looking for a dozen female engineers to introduce 100 “future engineers” to the world of engineering.  This is a popular girl scout program and this year we have expanded the age groups and activities. Start: 10/13/2012 9:00 AM End: 10/13/2012 02:00 PM  Program Level: Girl Scout Junior (Gr 4-5), Girl Scout Cadette (Gr 6-8)  Location: DeVry … [Read more...]

LAN Systems CEO Named Girls Inc. Strong, Smart and Bold Awards Honoree

August 24, 2012 – LAN Systems, a leading Atlanta IT Support Company, announced that its CEO Mary Hester is a Girls Inc. Strong, Smart and Bold Awards Honoree. "It was an honor to be nominated with sixty of the strongest, smartest, boldest women our community has to offer," said CEO Mary Hester.  "Girls need strong role models in women that are tough and successful while maintaining their beauty and grace." On Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta hosted its 10th Strong, Smart & Bold Awards luncheon.  This event recognized the achievements of Atlanta’s women and girls who embody the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring girls to be strong (healthy), smart (educated) and bold (independent). Nominees are women who are role models for girls today as they work toward becoming the leaders of tomorrow. The Strong, Smart & Bold … [Read more...]