Each year I begin the year identifying goals for my work. It's been a great practice to focus on goals, check in every so often throughout the year, and reflect on the work at the end of the year. My first year's goals were definitely important ones but in retrospect seems quite general. I think it's because I really didn't know what to expect in the new role I was starting. Empowering students, highlighting student voice, and continuing my professional development were indeed huge focuses for my year. My second year's goals had more specificity, as I had a better understanding of the position, the work, and the influence and impact I can have.
As mentioned Year 3 began on July 31st and I am super excited for this third year.
My goals for this year:
-Launch and promote the use of PAUSD's STEAM Lending Library.
-Strategically support teachers, instructional aides, and administrators with the implementation of the district's new math curriculum for elementary education.
-Develop a multi-year plan for the pilot, adoption, and rollout of curriculum materials that address the Next Generation Science Standards.
Just like my first day post of my first year in this position: I have the privilege of engaging with many more educators. And with the support of the elementary TOSA team, my colleagues, and of course #TOSAchat ...
I am glad Year 3 has begun.
Let the wonder and possibilities begin.
Let the journey continue.