Alabama Teacher of the Year: Take Two!
Since I cannot sleep - the excitement of the evening lingers - let me take the advice of Jefferson County Board of Education Program Assistant Nez Calhoun, and begin my journal of my year as the Alabama Teacher of the Year 2016-2017. I made it to the Final Four for Alabama Teacher of the Year back in 2005. I cannot believe that I made it back here again for Take Two!
Words that I might use to describe the process of becoming teacher of the year include harrowing, unnerving, energizing, overwhelming, reflective, collaborative, competitive, frightening, challenging, and humbling. Yet, the events today leading up to and including the ceremony could not have been better. I will save the process of becoming teacher of the year for another entry.
My son, Jacob, had flown in earlier, and that he was able to attend the awards ceremony with my mother and sister was icing on the cake!