Goal for the 2011-2012 School Year

2010-11 Teaching Portfolio Entry #5

As the school year gets nearer and I have more clarity around the expectations of my new school, I will set more specific goals.  For now, I have one main goal, which is to get back to being primarily on the side of my students.  Since the first year at Bronx Lab, I have been primarily concerned with building an institution.  Often, there were moments where the needs of individual students had to be made secondary to the larger goal of growing a new school.  Similarly, as I have taken on more leadership responsibilities over the past years, I have had more of my time focused on adults than the students in my classroom, an experience Jose Vilson recently described quite well.  While I certainly am still excited to support other teachers in my new school in any way that I can, I am looking forward to being able to focus all my energy on my students, to ensure that I can serve them with the entirety of my professional self.