During the past 8 weeks, I have worked towards and now completed my first class on the road to completing my Masters in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Administration, Management and Leadership. The challenge behind starting my program all while starting the adventure of opening up my own site in our company has been invigorating as a professional. I like to keep busy and thrive under pressure. I am also a life-long learner and I feel as though if we are always learning something, we are always able to stay sharp, with heightened awareness of topics, issues and ideas in the field.
Sharing opinions, ideas, thoughts and reflections with my peers in class online has kept me reflective of my interactions with others. As a leader it is important to practice listening, reflecting on and responding to what others do and say. The collaborative and supportive environment was also enjoyable! When our peers were celebrated, we all chimed in. We began to recognize each others’ strengths. I wish my classmates the best in their journey through their program and their professional lives!