Creating My Own Seat at the Table

Education is inundated with technology gurus. It’s true. Go to any school and ask the first person you see. They will point you in the direction of the teacher who is most likely responsible for technology trainings for the teachers. It’s such a big job that really it should be a full-time job in itself.

That was me. Ask anyone at my former school and they would tell you. Several teachers would even tell admin to make that my job. It sounded so good. Training teachers as a full-time job? Helping teachers be the most effective while stream lining their work and making their load lighter? YES, PLEASE!

I kept waiting. Surely after the pandemic that role would be created. Surely they would see how they could utilize my set of skills and create that job for me. Right? 


Don’t get me wrong. They certainly saw my set of skills. They certainly utilized me to the best of their ability. But the more they utilized me, the bigger my dreams grew. A co-worker and very wise person asked me, “if you could do anything and money was no object, what would you do?”

Without hesitation I said, “I would be a technology specialist. I would train teachers. I would be a guest speaker at tech conventions. I would put myself out there and rub elbows with all the people to get in all the schools and teach all the things.”

So here I am. Creating a seat at the table for myself. I don’t know what it looks like. I don’t know how it will all work out. But I’m trusting that it will. I’m taking a step of faith and risking it all. Let’s see where this goes!

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