Last night I attended the matriculation ceremony for the incoming class at Steppingstones Academy in Hartford. I am excited for the chance to be a part of this phenomenal organization. As these young men and women took their oath with their families, current participants, and previous graduates looking on, I felt a sense of intimidation.
I've taught 12th graders the skills to succeed at the collegiate level, but now I must teach those same skills to middle school students seeking placement in the more prestigious private high schools. I am one of the links between where they are now and where they want to go. For many, this is the opportunity they've waited their short lifetime to grasp.
It is both exciting and inimitidating.