Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Why I Lead #SAVMP





Why I Lead

#SAVMP

Starting my #SAVMP blog is a difficult thing for me as I am not someone who usually enjoys sitting down to write, but I really want to be.  I reflect constantly on what I am doing and what I have done, but don't do it often in writing.  I would prefer to do it this way as you can always go back to re-read and re-reflect.  I'm a work in progress - or a blogger in progress, if you will.

My entire life, I have been a leader.  I always ran for class office, was the secretary for any organization who would take me, and the teacher when playing school.  I have known my whole life I wanted to teach - there wasn't a doubt in my mind.  Ever.

As I continued in education, I realized that I love the process of education - learning, teaching, researching...it's all "fun" for me.  My interest slowly began turning from educating the students to educating the teachers.  After all, your best students are usually the ones who love to learn, so it makes sense to love teaching those who love to learn AND love to teach!  My absolute favorite thing to do is help our amazing educators problem solve.  What a better way to make a difference than to help those who want to teach learn the tools to help them do it even better. 

This is my first year as an administrator, and my first year back in education after a slight hiatus (layoffs in Michigan hit pretty hard a few years ago.)  I could not be happier where I am and finally feel like I have found where I am supposed to be.  Life is good here.  I truly believe I have rediscovered the thing that makes me never have to "work" another day in my life.