This year I had a very unique opportunity to participate in three different graduations from three different perspectives. As most of you know, I have recently graduated from San Diego State with a master’s degree in educational technology; and therefore, I walked through the traditional ceremony at Cox arena so that I could sense the end of a long journey. As most of my students and colleagues know, I also walked as part of the graduation ceremony at the Bishop’s School to witness the end of a long road for some wonderful students who are embarking upon great careers in college. Lastly , as only a few know, I also participated as a proud parent when my son graduated from preschool this past Wednesday.
Needless to say, the graduation that was the most important and moving to me was the one this past Wednesday. My son sang a few songs and danced a few dances with his friends. He then received his diploma from some truly outstanding teachers at Early Explorations. Preschool is such an amazing experience for children. They grow so fast and yet have so much more to learn.
Three graduations with three totally unique experiences. I only had tears at one, but I am glad that I respectfully attended all. I don’t think I will have another year like this one, but I do know that great opportunities lie ahead. I will exercise patience as those factors, opportunities, and moments in time begin to reveal themselves. Thank you San Diego State, The Bishop’s School, and of course Early Explorations in Encinitas, CA.