Dr. Bagley's Blog

  • A New School Year Begins!

    This morning, for the sixth school year, I had the honor and opportunity to address my Ross Valley School District colleagues at our annual "Welcome Back" meeting. My message this year focused on a common, but powerful saying that we've all probably heard many times ...

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  • On Work In Progress

    A couple of weeks ago I was driving home from open house at one of our RVSD schools and I began wondering how many of these events I've attended over the years? I remember going to open houses as a kid, where I'd proudly show my parents my completed work and anxiously await my teachers' response to the inevitable parent question, "How is Rick doing?"...

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  • On Bullying - Part 3

    In spring 2014, I was applying to be Superintendent of the Ross Valley School District. The search firm employed by the RVSD Board of Trustees conducted a comprehensive process that included a detailed application, writing samples, current letters of recommendation, several rounds of interviews, in-person conversations with more than thirty colleagues...

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  • On Economies of Scale

    "What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core." Hannah Arendt

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