After 35 years as a classroom teacher and instructional coach, I'm stretching my wings. It's time to fly. My career has been a very satisfying one. It has made me who I am in many ways, and has been a huge part of my identity. I have grown deep roots in the profession. But it is time to grow wings.
I hope to continue to make a difference by speaking my mind for those who can't risk doing that, by giving back what I can to the teachers who are going "once more unto the breach", and most of all by giving support to the teachers who will step into their own classroom for the first time at the beginning of the new school year. Kudos to them - especially. And if you are one of them, and are stepping into your first middle school science classroom, there's a place in my heart reserved just for you; and there's something HERE that I hope will be helpful to you.