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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Three years ago I began my quest for my Doctorate degree. It has always been a dream of mine since I knew that I would be going in to education. My mother started, but never finished her doctoral work, so I feel obligated to continue the path that she started. At first, my goal was to finish by the time I was 30, but the family was growing and my wife had a career change. Now, at 32, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I finished giving my proposal of chapters 1-3 of my dissertation and now will be moving into the statistical tests and discussion of my findings. It all seems so surreal.

I have documented my progress through this journey and one day hope to pass this love of learning off to my children. They seem so energetic about what they learn in school right now and I hope this doesn’t cease as they move to higher levels of education. In my role as an administrator, I have seen numerous well educated parents who don’t seem to pass on the values of a good education to their kids and I have vowed not to let that happen to me and my children.

As I wrap up this next milestone in my career, I only wonder what will happen next. I have been in school since I was 5-years-old and wonder what lies ahead. I have seriously been considering picking up a Rosetta Stone and learning a new language. I have always felt sort of bad that I never really attached myself to this type of learning when others around the world are multi-lingual. It seems a little arrogant to think that the only language that I need to learn is English.

Overall, I really feel blessed to have a supportive wife, children, and colleagues who have helped me along as I go through this educational process. It is unfortunate that others do not have this support network and I guess that is why I am in education in the first placed. To help the disenfranchised become the best person they can be through a strong education.