I will be retiring from the Blue Valley School District at the end of this school year. While I am excited each year to see what our future educators might develop, this year I am especially proud.
The students dealt with many challenges and obstacles as they drifted from virtual to hybrid to in-person learning and teaching platforms. This year's CAPS Teacher Ed students have acquired skills very revised from those of our normal program protocol, and they have handled it with class, with poise, and with a great attitude. Long gone is my fear that I would have a difficult time "personalizing" activities this year and getting to know my students. I feel close to them all and am so very proud of everything they have attempted, dreamed, and accomplished!
As a highlight, it is with a bittersweet feeling in my heart that I share some of the things the students have encountered and accomplished this year, and with it, bid goodbye to this portion of my life and look forward to another personal and professional chapter in my life.