Embracing New Directions

In Professional Growth by rafranzdavis5 Comments

street copyToday my career entered a new pathway. I accepted a postion as an instructional media specialist for two middle school campuses.Anyone that knows me, knows full well that I have every intention of retiring from education as either a director of technology or a director of instructional technology. Today marked a step towards that!

For eight years, my career has centered around mathematics. I started my career as a middle school math teacher and progressed to high school. I even taught a college developmental math course. The idea that my job will not be centered around student success in math is almost blasphemous to my mathematical study, as my dad stated! I think that the deep sense of loss that I feel is normal and I have all summer to get over it. However, right now…at this moment…I am sad!!

My new job will require that I oversee two libraries. I am not, nor have I ever been a librarian, which will be a challenge. However, I am super highly tech savvy and mathematical, which means that I can handle it…I think. I will also be responsible for helping teachers across the curriculum with “media tools” which includes training and supporting teachers with their new technology…MAC/PC and Ipad. This makes my heart happy because I have tons of ideas to help in this area.

As I miss the depth of math involvement that I have been blessed to be a part of, I fully embrace this new path. So, instead of thinking of this as “leaving math”, I should think of it as inviting ELA, Science, History and any other course to the party!

Appy hour anyone??? It’s coming to Fannin and Jackson Middle Schools! 🙂


  1. There are plenty of great librarians around to help. All you have to do is ask. Plenty of great ones in the DEN too!

  2. Congratulations! So happy to read this! As you embrace new content areas just remember… math is still the best! LOL!

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