Since Last March #sol18


Today’s post was inspired by two fellow slicers, Christie, who blogs at and Leigh Anne, who blogs at  Christie and Leigh Anne wrote about events in their life since last March and as I reflected on what happened since last year’s challenge, I realized that a lot has happened!

Since last March I…

  • have blogged every Tuesday as a part of the SOL community.
  • taught my first online class, which was amazing! I loved connecting with the educators who took the class and look forward to teaching two sections of this class in the summer.
  • presented two professional development sessions for teachers in my district.
  • presented two sessions at the Virginia State Reading Association conference.
  • served as president of the Shenandoah Valley Reading Council.
  • was installed as the Vice President of the Virginia State Reading Association.
  • started planning the 2019 VSRA conference.  I’ve already signed a number of contracts for speakers and I’m looking forward to some amazing learning opportunities.
  • worked with a graphic designer to create artwork for the 2019 conference.  I’m really pleased with the end result!
  • traveled to Orlando, Florida, to attend the ILA conference.  I had such a great time with my VSRA colleagues!
  • submitted the paperwork for recertification.  It’s hard to believe that I received my initial license in the summer of 1998.  That seems like a lifetime ago!


As I reflected on this list, I also discovered that there is a lot of fodder for future posts.  This exercise was great for thwarting writer’s block!

3 thoughts on “Since Last March #sol18

  1. theapplesinmyorchard

    You are quite impressively accomplished! I love that you are sharing your expertise with other professionals in your field. I can’t wait to hear about what you’ll do next! And, thanks for the idea about this type of post! I think it is a great way to reflect on a larger space of time!


  2. ureadiread

    A sense of accomplishment does help to keep us moving forward, doesn’t it? Kudos on your year. Best wishes for the upcoming conference…our first planning meeting for the Connecticut Reading Association conference is Thursday night.



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