From the Desk of the Western Section Vice Chairperson

Greetings from the Western Section Vice Chairperson!

My name is Sarah English and I am your vice chairperson for the Western Section of STANYS. Just a few thoughts as we wrap up another school year. Please know that our board members would love to hear from you if you have a question, a comment or an idea for our section. I realize that for many of us, the end of the school year means a time to wind down and focus on our plans for summer. Consider taking a moment to reflect on your year, think about what you have accomplished and what you might change in the future. Reflection is an important aspect of our profession. Taking a moment to think deeply about what went well and write down a few personal goals for next year.

With the adoption of the NYSSLS standards, many of us will be working on slowly changing our practices. Please know that if you have an idea for professional development or possiblity of a informal get together to talk about the new standards, we are always willing to get together and chat! The time is now to start developing those professional learning teams to help navagate the implimentation process together.

So take a moment to reflect on your year but also a moment to breathe. Enjoy your summer!