I passed my classes and have completed the required final portfolio in order to earn a Master of Science in Education from Johns Hopkins University.
While at Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service, where I studied foreign service and Latin American studies, I took only a handful of education-related courses.
Time has flown since my last entry! I am happy to report that I am safe and sound in good ol' Encinitas. Moreover, I have begun a new role as a Spanish Two and Three teacher with Guajome Park Academy, a charter high school in Vista, California.
As I work toward developing the perseverance and drive to achieve my goals, I am reading Grit by Angela Duckworth. My biggest learning so far has been the importance of identifying and defining my inner compass, "...the thing that takes you some time to build, tinnier with, and finally get right, and then that guides you on your long and winding road to where, ultimately, you want to be" (p. 60). I use this compass to set goals, plan my daily actions, and reflect.