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I love new beginnings.  I love clean slates and do-overs and do-betters and the excitement of the unknown.  I have spent every fall of my whole life starting school with a new beginning, first as a student, then as a teacher for 22 years.  This year I am embarking on something completely different.  I was awarded the Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical and my year will be spent being a creativity coach in NH schools.  Going into this year has felt a lot like being on the edge of a cliff, ready to take a step into an uncertain adventure, or being on an unmarked trail I that am not sure where it will lead or branch off.  I know I am ready.  I have everything I need for this journey, and if there is something I need, I will find it or ask for it or learn it.  I imagine that Christa McAuliffe must have felt that mix of excitement and apprehension and exhilaration and fearlessness when she signed up for her new adventure.  I am so grateful for Christa’s “Reach for the Stars” spirit and because she dared to dream big, she has made space for me to spread my wings.  And so I fly to schools all over NH to collaborate with teachers and work with students all under the mission of cultivating creativity in their lives!  This new beginning is one I will remember forever.

One response to “Beginnings! A new and DIFFERENT school year”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Excited to see what happens!

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