The success I’ve had as an educational leader is so invested in Fitchburg State. I look back very fondly at my time there.
I want students to leave here prepared, with as many doors open to them as possible.
I had never led something before. This was the first time that people were looking at me, and I had to be in charge. That will help in the classroom, and it was the first step out of my comfort zone.
Our goal is to hear voices we don’t always hear. Our students are so smart, and so connected, we want to hear all the solutions they have.
I had to think about how to reach my students online, and that’s when I started with the idea of a book. I draw a lot of coloring pages that kids have at school, so I was thinking about a series of those that kids could download. And then it grew into an actual children’s book.
All of us are being asked to do things differently, so none of us feels alone. I think the way teachers work is going to change.