Thankful - Part 2
Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National School Boards Association. In Spring 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and Mind Dump, and occasionally at The Huffington Post. He can be reached at scottmcleod.net.
Yesterday I posted about some folks for whom I'm thankful. I have a few others to add that are a little more local. In addition to those I mentioned yesterday, I'm also thankful for...
- my students, particularly those in our School Technology Leadership graduate certificate program. They stretch me professionally in ways I could never imagine and I am regularly recharged by their dedication, their energy, and their enthusiasm.
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.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.