We FINALLY Got a Win!

The 2016-2017 School Leadership Cohort is a good group of competitive individuals. We are always looking for ways to be strategic, efficient, and win! I truly believe we have taken leadership to a brand new level at HGSE. We have turned one class project into a gallery showing, published book, and a presentation at AOCC … More We FINALLY Got a Win!

Wait it’s the holidays and I don’t have a statement of purpose?!?

If you’re looking to apply for an HGSE master’s program, we’re about a week and a half away from the deadline. Confession time: as a classroom teacher, winter break is the moment when I finally got serious time to work on my Statement of Purpose. I had a few jumbled paragraphs, and I had thought … More Wait it’s the holidays and I don’t have a statement of purpose?!?

Pressing the Button: Passing on Good Advice for Deciding When To Apply and What Program to Pick

To those of you who don’t have it all figured out: I thought about applying to grad school for three years before I pressed “submit.” I had the GRE scores all ready to go, but I wanted to have a clear vision of exactly what I wanted from life and thus grad school before I … More Pressing the Button: Passing on Good Advice for Deciding When To Apply and What Program to Pick

A Purple Chair

Sitting on the purple chair in Gutman and staring out to the corner of Appian Way and Brattle Street. I just waved to some familiar faces. Months ago, I didn’t know this would be the chair I wrote my paper on first-generation programs, or where I’d engage in a twenty minute dialogue about educational rights of … More A Purple Chair

Work Hard, Play Hard

When I look at this picture, I see a woman who is committing a difficult task: balance. I feel this way everyday. This semester I am taking 16 credit hours, completing a required 250 hour internship, and doing all of the readings, projects, and assignments that come along with those classes. That’s just my responsibilities … More Work Hard, Play Hard

One year later

I first visited Appian Way around this time last year to attend the Diversity Recruitment Program (DRP). During DRP, I heard powerful voices from faculty, staff, and students articulating their stance on complex challenges in education and their day-to-day agency on all students’ behalf. I was amazed by others and second-guessed my ability. I remember … More One year later