I am currently in my third week of a fellowship at DDOE. If I were to characterize my experience so far in one word it would be “interesting.”
I am creative and curious by nature. Cats have nine lives and I pray I get more… Or at least live like I get more. I push the envelope in strategic ways and shine light in places that seem lost in conversation. I have learned that I am a strategic thinker with a disciplined mind eager to get the job done. Wisdom gleaned from the book, ” Strengthfinder 2.0.” I recommend it if you what to better yourself as an individual.
For those that know me, these talents are a no brainer. I believe they have served me well in the past and will help me in the future. The future…. Where will opportunity present itself next?
The DDOE has always been a nice ending spot in my mind for my career in public education. My perspective has changed a bit and will probably continue to evolve over the next 3-4 weeks during this fellowship.
Persoectively, it’s easy to make suggestions and criticize others from a far. But when a point or vision or person is staring at you face to face in a position of power it’s different. The information looks very different, it feels very different. It’s not an agenda or statement. It’s a person, a name, a face, a passion, a lie, or a lingering feeling of confusion.
Confusion… I feel it daily walking around at the DDOE. I have a badge and a keycard to enter. It’s somewhat surreal to see people on a regular basis who are talked about so often by others in public. It is good? Is it bad? Unknown.
It’s different. I am used to a classroom with kids coming and going; sharing a piece of their day with me and I with them. Lately, I spend my days in a cubicle accepting calendar invites for meetings, organizing a large binder of information, and hoping that I at least sound like I know what I am talking about. It this good? It this bad? Unknown.
Perspective is a funny thing. However confusing, interesting, or funny; I do know that this perspective will increase my wisdom of Delaware education. Wisdom that will be helpful wherever my future may lead.