The Summer Institute started with checking in and press photos. We each took a picture with Lance Rougeux. We had some down time and my suite mate Kellsye and her team teacher Mike explored Vanderbilt. After dinner provided by Jim and Nick's, we were treated to 2 very powerful opening key note speakers. Lance Rougeux, opened the 2014 Summer Institute with a very powerful message. He explained what the DEN community meant to him and how building a community of support as an educator is essential. He shared this message which really resonated with me.
While listening to Lance I realized that my biggest challenge this week and going forward into this school year was going to be getting out of my comfort zone and putting myself out there. Easy to say- harder to implement.