Today is the end of my journey. At the same time, it is the start of my next adventure. Today marks my last day at Journeys School, where I have worked for the past nine years. I have worn many hats there including; Spanish teacher, advisor, director of the middle school, k-12 coordinator of faculty training and operations, capstone teacher and more. Although I have not earned a degree from Journeys School, it has played a fundamental role in my education as a person and professional. Thus, I will add it to the steps along my educational journey.
- 2 years at St. Paul’s Pre-School for preschool
- 6 years at Burchfield Elementary School for Kindergarten to 5th grade
- 3 years at Shaler Area Middle School for 6th to 8th grade
- 4 years at Shady Side Academy for 9th to 12th grade
- 1 year at Clark University for freshman year of college
- 6 months at Universidad de Buenos Aires and Universidad Católica Argentina for a semester abroad
- 2.5 years at Emory University to finish my degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish Literature
- 9 years at Journeys School of the Teton Science Schools as a teacher and administrator
I am thankful for the community of learners and educators I have been a part of. Each of you has shaped me into the person I am today.
Here are some of the lessons, ideas, and topics I am taking with me: place-based education, the sustainability triangle, design thinking, growth mindset, integrated curriculum, standards-based grading, professional learning communities, the waterline model, SO much information about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem… The list could go on for hours.
Now on to the next journey.