Today was the last official day of class for Cadre XVI of Doane College. We have been working together (and I do mean together) to earn our Master's Degrees in Educational Leadership since June of 2007. Since then, nine (almost half) of us have added a baby to our families and two people are getting married this summer...not to each other, though! Our group has been simply amazing and we wouldn't have made it through without eachother.
We celebrated today by sharing our School Improvement Projects (a version of a thesis), quotes and summaries of our learning and sharing memories of our two years and things we were proud of. The tears started early, thanks to Amber, and continued through the end. There was even some "Man Mist" involved from the guys. Then we moved venues to LaMesa and continued our celebration with some cervasas and marjaritas! It was a fantastic day despite the torrential rain!
I am amazed by these people everyday. So thanks to Sarah Schau (my carpool), Justin Haberman, Jessie Kent, Sara Holland, John Deeney, Diane Beninato, Brandi Uher, Amber Johnson, Ryan Broshar, Rob Mason, Brent Schade, Shelley Schmitz, Deb Garrison, Dade McDonald, Mike Sortino, Amy Murray, Rhonda Martin, Liz Flynn, Britnie Cox and Amber Johnson for a great two years!