Monday, September 7, 2015

New Year & New Role (Again)

For those of you that have stuck with me for the past few years, you have probably realized by now that I am a bit of a chameleon when it comes to my teaching role. Within these past 4 years alone, I have had a different position each year. While that may drive some completely bonkers, I try to welcome and embrace each change and each new year as another opportunity for me to grow and learn as an educator.

That being said, when we begin the 2015-2016 school year tomorrow, I will be taking on another new  role of part time instructional coach and part time interventionist in our building. As some of you may recall, two years ago in my former building I was a Dual Language Instructional Coach. I am looking forward to building upon the knowledge I acquired during that year to improve upon my practice in the Spanish Immersion setting this coming school year. Not only that, but I am uber excited for this new dual role of coach and interventionist because it gives me a chance to work with both our incredible students and staff each day.

I love this quote because I think it embodies all of our roles be it teachers, coaches, interventionists and even students within the school building. As I begin on this new path this school year, it is my hope that I can assist our students and staff on this journey through doing each of these things so that they can ultimately fly in a direction that enables them to do their best learning. It is also my goal to be on this journey right along side them - acknowledging that none of us has reached our "final destination" and that this year will be chalked full of opportunities for exploring, discovering, making mistakes and hopefully learning from them and each other along the way if we are open to it.

Let the adventure begin.

Happy beginning of the school year, all!


  1. love the positive attitude!! I have also had many different roles. I'm going into my 5th year as education and I've taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade (twice), and now I'm an instructional coach. I love the changes :) I hope you have a great year!

    Katie Creative After Bedtime

  2. Thanks Katie! I am looking to following along with your new adventure as well!

  3. I am eager to see where this takes you!! Where do you teach Spanish Immersion??? I'm teaching 3rd SI and we don't really have a leader/coach or interventionist so it would be great to learn from you!! Are you in an adalingua school?? I teach in West Michigan. Will keep following - best of luck!!! :)

    1. Kristin- thanks so much for stopping by! I taught 3rd Spanish Immersion last year actually - what a fun age! I am hoping to share some coaching resources here at the blog that we utilize throughout the year, so if you have any questions or are looking for something specific let me know - I'd love to collaborate!