Sunday, April 26, 2009

Another Endeavor Almost Over

Tomorrow, I start my last week of school. It has been a growing, wonderful, trying and humbling experience.

A year ago, I met the minister of education for the country of Uganda at a soiree at Glenda's house. Glenda asked her to come and tell the story of becoming the head of education for her country. It was a wonderful evening and at the end of the night I asked the woman if I could come and teach English in Africa for a summer. She was quite pleased when she heard I would do it as a volunteer.

I have thought of this teaching certificate as more than becoming a high school English teacher, but a skill that will allow all types of new adventures. Where will this take me? What will I learn? What will I be able to give?

Education is so much more than a degree and a job, it is a way of life.