the many, many wonderful educators with whom I have gotten to work across the state of Minnesota. My academic life would be much less rewarding without the opportunities that I have had to roll up my sleeves and get into schools to help with the difficult work of making meaningful change for the benefit of kids.
Of course the folks for whom I am most thankful are the members of my family. My kids don’t always understand why I’m away sometimes (“when will Daddy be home?”) but their unrelenting love and support are constants. They also are some of the few folks that really, truly understand that my “work” is anything but.