I admit, I didn't really have much of a summer vacation. I spent six weeks of it (two separate three week sessions) teaching summer school from 7AM to 4:10PM. Language Arts grade 9 was a challenge since my focus has been 11 for so long, but I had a great time getting to know those kids and giving them the chance to earn their English 1 credit, even if some of them were seniors! Within that, I took 2 grad classes for Summer 1 and Summer 2. Don't even ask me what I was thinking, I just wanted to accelerate my degree! But you know what? I have learned so much and am actually refreshed to bring ideas to the faculty and push us along in our school improvement toward academy based learning.
I have read so much and typed so much that I think I need to make an eye appointment for new glasses! Today was my first day back as part of the Educational Leadership Team and the department chair for Language Arts. I will be guiding 15 other teachers along the way to our destination in 2020 of completing the CAPS Academy for all high school students in Casper. I'm excited, but I may not get a lot of sleep! Oh well, that's the life of a teacher, right?