Katherine Kuzma-Beck

An academic mom.

The Longest Wait

Dr. Katherine Kuzma-Beck Hart

At the beginning of each school year, I think the longest wait is until Christmas break. Then we hit that mark of the school year and I look forward to the 100th day of school mark which brings us to the dregs of the year where school just feels endless. You’ll blink and it’ll be …

Continue reading

I’ve spent the last week decompressing from being in Dallas, Texas for much of last week. I was there for my final doctoral residency. Once I got out of the Dallas Fort Worth airport, I was immediately reminded of what I hated about Texas the most: the heat and humidity. The last time I had …

Continue reading

Anyone else think the Justin Timberlake meme from his N’Sync days with “It’s Gonna Be May” sprawled across the bottom was hysterical? It’s probably the best one that I have seen in awhile. And here it is, MAY! I don’t know where this year has gone, I feel like it has been on fast-forward ever …

Continue reading

For moments like this. Student: “Do you have ketchup in your purse?” Me: “Nope.” Student: “But you’re a mom, you’re supposed to have everything in your purse!” Me: “Well, I don’t have kids yet soooo I guess I get a free pass!” Student: “Um, I was talking about us, Kuzma. You have us and as …

Continue reading

I firmly believe that there is something to the idea of the Ides of March. This month is long and for teachers and students it is even longer because there is no break or three-day weekend this month. We just go straight through until mid-April when we have spring break. It’s a long stretch that …

Continue reading

I have had a week. It’s been crazy. The kids are crazy. The entire school is just crazy. It’s that time of year though where instruction is winding down and high stakes testing will be our days here for what will feel like forever. Imagine, your classes go from an 80 minute block to 160 …

Continue reading