The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” (Into The Wild)
I am sorry for the delayed posts. A lot has been going on these past few months which hasn’t afforded me time to blog as often as I would like. With that, I am excited to announce the next journey in my career. After six years teaching English at my present high school, I will not be returning past this school year. I have been offered (and accepted) an opportunity to be the Director of Instructional Technology and Staff Development for another school district. It saddens me to be leaving my students, some of which I have formed a “Freedom Writers” relationship with as I have had them for three to four years. It is always difficult to move on and accept change, but it is invigorating to try new things amidst the uncertain.
I have a strong background in technology integration in the classroom as well as innovative methods, and a patience and understanding to work with teachers of all levels. It is this passion for teaching that I hope to bring to my new school district and offer my knowledge and expertise wherever they see fit.
Jon Krakauer says it best. As humans, it is our passion for experiencing the unknown, that keeps pushing us forward. We must lose our inclination to dwell in the mundane, to settle for monotonous security. There is nothing better in life than taking the time to try something new, and find a new passion of yours. And when you take the time to do it, and experience it, only then will you see its true meaning and a “new sun”.