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Don't Shy Away
I recently attended the Iowa 1:1 Institute, and during a session for administrators, the following quote was shared:
“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.”
As I finish my second year as an Instructional Coach, and am pursuing my PK-12 Principal/Supervisor of Special Education license from Viterbo, this quote spoke to the importance of finding staff, colleagues, and community members who will not only support you as an educator and leader, but also will push you. If, at the conclusion of each day, each teaching position, each administration role and, ultimately, at the end of my career, I can look back and say that I have successfully left education better than I found it, then I can truly say I didn’t shy away from greatness.