What Ends do you Have in Mind?
In my own high school experience I saw how teachers gravitated toward to AP students, the "easy" students, while others (most of my friends) were ignored and placed in lower level classes with lower expectations. This should never be the case, and doesn't have to be the case, so the end goal I keep in my mind at all times is finding ways to meet the needs of the kids with the most need. They are the ones that need the best teachers, and I work hard to be that for them.
What are your goals for career?
Did a degree in leadership mean I must leave the classroom? Is that what I want?
Does leadership have to mean being a principal or higher up?
I love being in the classroom and working directly with kids most of all. Then I noticed that there is an increasing need for teacher coaches, integrated tech specialists, and other positions that support teachers in the classroom regrading technology and best practices. A position teaching teachers, guiding schools in planning for technology, and helping to roll it out successfully, is all a big shift for me but a shift that really appeals to me.
My end goal is to always keep close to the classroom. Either teaching, or aiding teachers directly, my heart is closest to the students but I want to maximize my efforts and reach as many as I can.