Sunday, March 8, 2009

Power of Cohorts

I am currently involved in a cohort seeking a certificate in advanced studies from Iowa State University. It is composed of administrators from the largest district in Iowa all the way to one of the smallest. We have administrators from the elementary, middle, and high school levels as well as one working in a central office director position. It has been an honor to participate in this professional learning community over the past two years. This last weekend, we began to discuss our plans after we finish the program. I know that there are several of us that are hoping to complete a doctoral degree while others who will seek a superintendent position sometime in the near future. I know that the one thing we will all have in common is the strong bond which has developed between members of this group.
This past weekend we began to discuss the end of the program and I can honestly say, I do not want it to end.

1 comment:

  1. Although I know that this is an old post, I must certainly agree that I don't want it to end either. There are few opportunities that educators have to develop relationships like those of CAS1, and that is a pretty sad state. To have people that you can respect, like, support, oppose, irritate, and appreciate creates a climate among educators that proves in limited supply. As one of these handful of people in CAS1, I couldn't have enjoyed the participants any more than I did. To my "CAS1 Family" - you are all top notch people and true difference makers for kids.