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ISANNELeads Blog 2016

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One year ago I was named the Director of Academics at my school. After 24 years happily teaching high school math I hadn’t planned on having my career take such an unexpected turn. It was an exhausting, challenging, and gratifying year. I expect this professional development opportunity with ISANNELEADS to give me the tools to make year two lean more toward the gratifying and less toward exhausting! One of today’s lessons that will make a difference is “every serve does not deserve a return.”

When I arrived at ISANNELEADS today, I had two choices for my blog post:  I could submit my writing today or Friday; I have not received my Meyers-Briggs results yet, but I am going to go ahead and guess that I am going to fall into the “judging” category since I prefer to work ahead of deadlines.

During the four hour drive to the Tilton school I wondered what the agenda for ISANNEleads would look like. As a schedule-oriented person, I was apprehensive about a five day trip with no pre-set agenda that I could peruse and ponder over. Admin and colleagues who are ISANNEleads alum just kept telling me I’d have a great time, but wouldn’t really give me any true details. But as soon as I settled in I looked around and realized that it doesn’t matter what is on the agenda— it will all be marvelous and valuable. 

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