- digging into Sherman Alexie's Indian Education with this summer's math pilot lab teachers, and reflecting later on the implications for our work with students
- hearing story after story at this week's AAPI staff summit, and being humbled by the strength and diversity of the group
- feeling the power of this group of people having the courage to share deeply personal experiences and directly critical feedback with senior leaders in our organization-- while knowing that we wouldn't say these things if we didn't care enough to hope and want desperately enough for it to be better
- affirmation from the leader of my team that I can be and am a leader whose voice is appreciated on our team, despite not being a charismatic, loud, out-in-front visionary
- a kind and thoughtful facebook post from a former student-- and it being the impetus for reconnecting with another one (who I thought would never forgive me for leaving the classroom)
- photos of the Pride of 2009 my first class of students graduating from Duke, ECU, and UNCG
- getting up before 6:30 AM for ten days in a row (not really, but it made me want to cry... this is one of the few things I don't miss about teaching)
I am not a crier. It has been an emotional week.