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Today I was honored to be a part of the interview team for my school district's future directory of literacy.

Those are BIG shoes.

I reviewed the job description.  It is packed full of ideals and roles and expectations.

After meeting with three candidates...

I was reinvigorated with the possibility of leadership that is genuine, understanding, and forward-thinking while still holding onto the values of literacy instruction.

I was reaffirmed in my beliefs and knowledge about literacy, best practices, and learning.

I was reminded that there are teachers and leaders who have that same passion and drive as I do about literacy.  

Our district is moving, changing, and reinventing education.  I am glad to be apart of such a movement.  And after all that listening, I'm exhausted with ideas swirling around in my head.

It's a good feeling to have.


  1. Isn't it great when something like that sparks or reignites our passion for education. Good luck with the hiring process!

  2. I can feel your excitement about the direction your district is headed in, Michelle. And how wonderful that this experience reaffirmed your love for our profession!

  3. That is wonderful --leadership teams are essential. Good for you for being part of the change!
    Clare and Tammy

  4. What an exciting time for you and your district! Good luck!

  5. That is quite an honor that you were chosen to help with the process (for a minute I thought you were being interviewed!). There are many teachers and professionals who have the same drive and passion as you do for your students. Your district is heading in the right direction and you are an integral part of that movement. Love ya, Mom

  6. What an exciting opportunity! You are a great person to part of the evolution and change that is happening in your district.

  7. It's great that education in your district is changing and moving forward in the right direction. Exciting that you could be part of the interview team.

  8. I'm glad that you feel positive about the candidates. I look forward to hearing glimpses into how the new leader will impact you. You are sure to impact him/her as well.

  9. This is a gift. Trust me - someone who knows that changes in other directions can also make big, but not so good, differences. It's exciting that you were on this interview team and that you will be a force for good in your district's literacy work. Can't wait to hear how it all goes!!

  10. Hooray for finding like-minded, passionate, literacy people!


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