Ten years ago today, I began my career as a teacher. I wasn’t yet a teechur, but I was well on my way. No need to reinvent the wheel, check out this throwback from October. It wasn’t so long ago, but in so many ways, it was.
There’s really way too much to say in a single blog post, so I’ll (try to) keep this short and sweet. I just really wanted to take this time to thank everyone who has been there along the way. I would like to give a huge shout out to a few people in particular. Forgive me if I forget to thank someone, but that’s the great thing about being able to edit…I’ll come back and add later.
- My family and friends…
- You have been there every step of the way. I really couldn’t have done this without you. Literally, lol. I love you guys so much.
- My school…
- Thank you to our fearless leader, who nurtured my strengths and helped me grow.
- Thank you to the staff…we are a family, and I have loved learning with you all these years.
- Thank you to all of the students…you teach me more than I could ever teach you.
- Thank you to the parents…I can see why your children are so great, because apples don’t fall far from trees.
- My county…
- Thank you to all of the great educators whom I have met throughout the years.
- Thank you to T3, as you all are fantastic mentors and have taught me so much.
- Thank you to #pgtech. You inspire me and I love our collaborations.
- My PLN…
- There are way too many of you to name, but I want to tell you all how special you are to me. Thank you for all of the fantastic ideas and conversations. I’m looking forward to our journey ahead.
I also wanted to thank Howard University for introducing me to the field, as well as the great professors there who have taught me so much.
In addition, thank you to George Mason University, particularly my dissertation committee and cohort members, who have helped me shape my vision.
Thank you to all of the great teachers that I’ve had, who have set the bar high for my expectations of myself and others.
I could go on and on and on, but I will spare you. Thank you to everyone, and cheers to another great decade.