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About DMarie2484

Devon Marie Purington is a Book-Readin, Article-Draftin, Muscial-Watchin, Coffee-Drinkin, Chocolate-Cravin, Pixie-Obsessing, Children-Adorin Residence Life Coordinator with a passion for education and student development inside the classroom and beyond.

Inspirational Quote Of The Day

Originally posted on LadyRomp:
If you want to find your purpose in life, if you want to live a life full of passion, you’ve got to do YOU. No masks. No insincerity. Just you. Authentically you. Love it! LadyRomp View original post Advertisements

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Daily Prompt: Do You Believe in Magic?

  “When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan   If I awoke from that first … Continue reading

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My 2013 in Review

It was a strange year for me. Nothing particularly amazing happened. If hard pressed for highlights, I suppose I could say: — Participated in LeaderShape and got to work with some awesome Student Leaders! — Went to see Boyz II … Continue reading

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The Next Generation School

  The Daily Post asks “You get to redesign school as we know it from the ground up. Will you do away with reading, writing, and arithmetic? What skills and knowledge will your school focus on imparting to young minds?” … Continue reading

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Risk Management

  I work in academia.  Better yet, I work in Student Affairs at an institution where there is an entire department of individuals — Risk Management– whose main function is to assess and manage potential risk.  I don’t spend a … Continue reading

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Who Am I? Who Am I? I’m…

Well, no.  I’m not Jean Valjean, though I totally love him and the amazing musical Les Miserables.  But in the past couple of months, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about who I am.  And perhaps just as importantly, … Continue reading

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Talk About It, Talk About It, Talk About it…

  “If you talk about what you believe, you will attract those believe what you believe.”  — Simon Sinek So I listened to this TED Talk with Simon Sinek called “How Great Leaders Inspire Action.” I need to admit now … Continue reading

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