Setting goals has been beneficial to me over the years. It helps me to vision life beyond my current situations and step outside the box. I believe life is like a tree with firm roots, purging for different seasons, and watering for growth. There have been seasons in my life where I get a nudge to do something different. It has amazed me how past experiences have connected to my current situations. Each goal I set has been a puzzle piece to my lifetime’s puzzle. There are the corner pieces that keep me grounded and the other pieces that add color to all my experiences.
I have been pondering about a few things that lead to my short-term goals. I’ve enjoyed my experience with MSU and I would like to research if there is another program leadership program that will be instrumental in my growth as an STEM educator. I am also interested in a leadership role that will provide me with the opportunity to mentor teachers. For my school, I would like to take my ImagineIt project to the next level for the next school year. After my experience this year, I know it will take planning and preparation to get more family and community involvement. I am also interested in diving deeper into Project Based Learning and Inquiry.
I truly enjoy the classroom but I do see myself in an administrative leadership role as I prepare for my long-term goals. My long-term goals will take strategic planning and financial budgeting. I am also interested in an administrative educational leadership role, college professor online or face-to-face, teaching overseas or participating in a teaching program in another country. Those are some things that peek my interest. I’ve had several administrator to encourage me to return to school for my Type 75 to become a principal. Though I appreciate their insight my focus is on developing as educator and leader before being responsible for a school.