3-years ago I became part of an amazing group of educators from across the nation. I built a large Personal Learning Network (PLN) and expanded my knowledge in the field of education.
In addition, I have been able to find my voice as an educator and have been able to share this great learning experience with my students.
Our world has evolved greatly in last century. The 21st century has brought new insight to the educational field and policies that surround the profession. So many new high stakes are taking place and sometimes feels that we are just adding and dropping curriculum, testing, etc., continuously. However, the main question is "when will we find the right pathway?"
As a member and LEAD fellow of the America Achieves organization, I am growing as an educator in the profession. I have gained great knowledge about school policies and how to communicate effectively with legislators. I would have never imagined in my life that I would be doing such work as an educator.
Because of America Achieves I have been able to inform many people about the issues affecting education and training others on how to support education and establish an education system that supports what's best for ALL students and educators. I have been able to build my skills of advocating more and shaping policies along side with legislators using the many tools and skills America Achieves has given me.
I value education, and I value the education profession. Students matter! The value of education and how we as educators and legislators shape this "gift" to students is truly important for the future. There is more to education than the books or curriculum we use; funding and equity and assessment are several of many topics that affect education.
We have evolved from the traditional one room, one school house. We are in an era of continuous growth. We are in an era where students and educators have to prepare for the future. We are in an era where our world is shaped by the foundations of our schools.
I look forward to what year 3 of being a Colorado fellow and LEAD fellow for America Achieves will bring. I look forward to the new fellow's work, and how they shape the profession. Let year 3 begin!