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Category Archives: Doctoral Journey
Please call me Dr.
I began my doctoral journey over 900 days ago. Yesterday I successfully defended my dissertation. While it hasn’t fully sank in yet, I can honestly say I am proud of all of the hard work I put into the entire … Continue reading
Posted in Doctoral Journey Tagged appreciation, doctoral journey, Dr. 10 Comments
One Semester Left
Throughout my doctoral journey, I have written about what I’m reading, and I’ve reflected at the end of year one and year two. I have reached another pivotal point in the journey that I want to capture. Last Saturday I … Continue reading
Posted in Doctoral Journey Tagged adult learning, cohort, doctoral journey, education, learning, reflection, research 8 Comments
When Worlds Collide
This summer I am taking two non Curriculum and Instruction (C & I) courses in my doctoral program. We are studying Human Resources and School Law and Finance. When I took similar classes in my Master’s program, I had a … Continue reading
Posted in Doctoral Journey, Leadership Tagged Business, connections, curriculum, education, equity, focus, HR, Superintendent 4 Comments
Two Years Down, One to Go!
A year ago I wrote a post about surviving the first year of my three-year doctoral program. After rereading that post, so many of my initial lessons still ring true. However, I have some new thoughts to add, now that … Continue reading
Posted in Doctoral Journey Tagged adult learning, Book Club, CCSS, integrity, research, Writing, year two 6 Comments
One Year Down, Two To Go!
I just finished the first year of my doctoral program; I am working on an EdD from San Diego State University. The program is a cohort model, where, as a group, we travel together through theory and practical courses while … Continue reading
Posted in Doctoral Journey Tagged adult learning, balance, change, doctoral journey, education, leadership, learning, reading, Writing 6 Comments
TEDxSan Diego Experience
I recently attended TEDxSanDiego and LOVED the experience! If you are not familiar with TED Talks, please do yourself a favor and visit their website (www.ted.com) or download the free app and watch some of the talks. TED Talks are … Continue reading
Posted in Doctoral Journey Tagged cause, inspiration, reflection, TED 2 Comments