Auld Lang Syne

From being named the 2016 Louisiana Teacher of the Year to being recognized during an LSU game, the year 2015 has been filled with so many blessings. However, I can’t help but be excited about the New Year as there are still so many wonders that are to come.

The year 2016 will be starting off with quite a bang.  In January, I will be speaking in front of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) regarding music education in Louisiana. I’ll also be attending the National Conference for the State Teachers of the Year (STOYs) in San Antonio. Thanks to social media, I’ve already had the opportunity to connect with several of my fellow STOYs, and I’m eagerly looking forward to meeting everyone at the conference.

There are also many other activities that I ‘m looking forward to in 2016. From various speaking engagements to attending the Dream Teachers Golf Tournament, the year promises to be filled with opportunities to connect with others and widen my understanding of education in Louisiana. Of course, my trip to Washington D.C. and meeting President Obama in April tops the list.

As everyone is making their New Year’s Resolutions, my one resolution will be a continuation of a promise I made to myself when I was named the State Teacher of the Year: to make the most of each and every opportunity that is presented in the coming year. Here’s to embracing the New Year and being open to every possibility!

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