- Last Saturday I met with my school-administrator cohort group (a more-excellent team you will not find, by the way) and together we presented our School Improvement Plan to the rest of the folks in our The Principalship class at NAU, thus completing my last class in this too-long, 18-month process working toward a real administrative certificate.
- This Monday scores are supposed to be released for the 8-hour-long Arizona school-administrator professional knowledge test that I took back in November. Assuming I passed it, this test will allow me to apply to the state for a real administrative certificate.
- Also on Monday, I meet with my university supervisor to review the components and outcomes of my administrative internship, which I've also been doing this semester, mostly all by myself, with my superintendent technically serving as my cooperating-administrator-of-record. Assuming my supervisor elects to promote me, NAU will give me an Institutional Recommendation, which is the second piece I require in order to apply for a real administrative certificate with the state.
Today, to celebrate the almost-doneness of all this, I went for a ride. My first real ride in a fortnight. I had some surgery about two weeks ago, on my forehead, so I've not been allowed to wear my helmet while it healed.
It's healing well.
So today, to revel in both my almost-healedness and -doneness, I rode. Only 13 miles. And, man, was I slow. But it was great to be out, freed from the things that have so recently fully-ensnared my disposable time.
And there was! Not a lot. And scary-icy at speed. But I'll take it, even if that's all there is to take. Because it's the 8th of December. And a body ought to be able to enjoy some snow on the 8th of December, one way or another.
Better than a trip to the ice rink to play in the Zamboni-pile. And waaaay better than homework.