In 1989, Kool Mo Dee released, "I go to Work." Great song! For years and years, I never said this phrase. I always said, "I'm going to school." Until quite recently, pretty much my entire life has been at school. Whether I was the student or the teacher or the administrator or the consultant, I was always going to school. I loved saying that! I am proud of my profession and I am proud of my service to children and teachers.
Over the last six months, my career path has taken me into an office setting. I still care passionately about high-quality education and I came here to see if I could serve our students from this vantage point. Luckily, I can! Upon my arrival, I knew that my learning curve would be HUGE! Six months later, it is still steep. I am still learning more than anyone in the building. I still ask questions all day long. I am still the lead learner!
Yet, over the last six months, I have said, "I'm going to work." Perhaps...since I am still learning so much, I should still say, "I am going to school!"