Last year my #oneword was "fearless," and I challenged myself to step up as a leader, be willing to take risks, and not let anything hold me back. I presented at several conferences, including the International Literacy Association's annual conference, volunteered to serve as am ILA committee member, and board member and Vice President of the Iowa Reading Association, had several publications released, applied to and was accepted to two graduate programs, one for the Reading Specialist endorsement and the other for PK-12 Principal -Supervisor of Special Education. I've worked with amazing educators and have learned so much during collaboration times, professional development sessions, social media, local and state workshops, and the book studies and trainings I've attended to add to my Instructional Coaching toolbox.
This year, I want to continue the journey I'm on, and do more writing, speaking, and sharing. This is why my #oneword for 2016 is "Voice." I want to make sure that I share my voice, my thoughts, opinions, ideas, and experiences.
I also want to continue to encourage others to share their voice as well. What's your #oneword, and how do you plan to share what you're doing in your classroom, school, district, or professionally?
Here's to an exciting 2016 full of educational experiences and growth!
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