This past spring I contemplated several changes to my career path. Some very similar to what I am doing now…some were very different. I mentally went back and forth with people I trust and people who know my heart. I have loved being an assistant principal at Luna. I couldn’t imagine learning how to do what it is I do without those Lions to support me. Especially those that I now consider besties, besties that won’t ever not be in my life now, because of that Luna land.
Not everything went right, but more did than went wrong. I met and got to know some AMAZING people. Learning the day to day mechanics of being a campus administrator and doing it WITH a principal like Mr. Howard was a blessing.
I interviewed for a couple of different high profile technology positions, and was pretty bummed when they didn’t work out. Constant through the process was my thought that Jesus would put me where he wanted me, and I prayed that if an opportunity didn’t work out, then that door would close. Definitively close. Those doors closed all right, 🙂 Reflectively, now, after a heart to heart with Steven Anderson, (@web20classroom) though, I came to a grown up decision. My heart is with students. My passion is with technology. Being on a campus is a natural marriage of those two things. I may feel differently after doing this for a few more years, but for now? I know I am going to be where I need to be. I can still help teachers and share all the techno awesomeness AND get to see it directly impact a campus of children.
I am excited about the new opportunity ahead of me. I’ll be leaving Luna and changing campuses. Next year, I will be the assistant principal at Watson MST. What does the MST stand for? Well, that would be math, science, & technology! How very lucky am I that the magnet campus I’ll be at next year has SO many techno tools and a mindset of integration and engagement. Having a familiarity of the magnet program because of my experience at Beaver MST makes this move an easy transition!
I treasure my Luna Lion memories and will have no problems smiling because it happened. I look forward to the next chapter…as a Watson Wildcat! (Um. BTW. Does anyone know what a wildcat looks like??)