It has been a long time since last we’ve talked. So much has changed. I’ve begun a doctorate in STEM education leadership, Trump has become president, I’ve started an Organic Farming side business and medication has changed my life. Whew. So much to share.
I’ve gone into hiding for a while which I tend to do when there is a lot to process. My career in education has taken off. I’ve just completed my 3rd year as a science teacher and now I am spearheading a brand new STEM education program at my middle school to get students involved in robotics and programming. As a trained biologist this is pretty new to me. I am taking it one week at a time on this ambitious endeavor. I am grateful to have been given a state of the art lab because people believe in what I can do for these kiddos. Make no mistake, I will deliver. These kids who are economically disadvantaged will have the unique opportunity to learn about Lego Mindstorm and Fishertecknick robotics, Arduino basic and advanced programming. Needless, to say my summer has been eventful. So much for teachers having it easy over summer break. I just finished a 3 week course on 3D printing which I designed and taught at the same middle school. Meanwhile, back in November I’ve started a Doctorate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Leadership. It seems I don’t know how to rest! Really, it is more than that. To encourage excellence, one must act with excellence. If I don’t live up to my potential, how can I ask my students to do the same? All things going well, I will graduate in 2020. Perhaps, my vision for the future will clarify at this time? How ironic!
In the meanwhile, I hope to guide my county towards an understanding that it is never to early to begin preparing students for future opportunities.
Wish me luck. The journey of this traveler continues…..