It’s been another amazing year partnering with the teachers, students, and families that I have the privilege and pleasure of working with. There were so many inspiring, joyful, and enriching moments this school year. Influence and Impact. I really focused on that perspective as I served as an instructional coach. I have grown so much in this role and this year marked a shift in my coaching style. I had the opportunities to mentor and coach my fellow team members, partner with even more principals with their site professional learning initiatives, provide more resources on the district’s staff intranet, and engage in the process of continued reflection and refinement.
It’s with bittersweetness that I write and publish this post. I have learned so much the past three years as a Math & STEAM Instructional Coach. I have grown so much in the past 17 years in PAUSD. It is with gratitude for the past and excitement for the future as I transition to my next role as an elementary school principal in the Santa Clara Unified School District. I cannot imagine what this new role has in store for me, but I do know that I will continue to:
- partner with teachers, students, and families
- influence and impact
- reflect and refine
- begin everything with relationships
- engage in ongoing professional and personal developement
- and get better as an educator. Teaching is not my job; it’s my passion. Getting better at it is my job.