There is so much more I want to learn about myself and more that I want to discover about the world around me. Can’t do that by staying stagnant, by staying within the familiar. Change, for me, used to be scary. Today, change means a new adventure. Change means I’m still young enough to live.” — from “Change” (October 7, 2015)
It has been one year since I made a big leap in my career in education, transitioning from the schools to the State office.
And I have enjoyed every moment.
The work I have done as a classroom teacher and as a school administrator continues to be validated by my former students, parents, teachers, and fellow school administrators that have approached me over the past year asking me to come back to the schools. I am humbled by their encouragement, which fuels my determination to do more for our schools and children.
While I miss working with students directly, I recognize the potential and great responsibility of my current position; I can affect more change in a single day than I could imagine doing in a year at the schools.
And this is huge.
I never imagined I would be where I am today, doing what I am doing…and loving it.
It has been a great year and I am looking forward to the challenging work ahead.