What a summer! One of the two courses I took this summer at San Diego State was Principles of Educational Administration, with Lora Duzyk (San Diego County Office of Education Chief Business Officer) and Jessica McCreary (San Diego County Office of Education Principal in Residence). This was a fantastic class and a great way to start my Master of Educational Leadership program at SDSU.
Through the cohort model (I am part of Cohort 3), I was able to learn with a great group of dedicated peers and professionals from across the state (and in our cohort, globe). The course itself focused on educational law and finances. My final project proposal was to great the AAS Institute, based on our needs identified in the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and operating budget. Through the course I gained a deeper understanding of EdCode and its evolution, the application to public schools and public charters, as well as finances.
What I enjoyed most in this course was learning with my peers. Our discussion questions and responses will help me become a better manager and leader at AAS and wherever the future may take me.
I am impressed with the program thus far, and am grateful for the learning experiences with my peers and with my instructors, especially Jessica and Lora. Thank you both for a great first semester at SDSU!
J.J. Lewis - a blog sharing the journey throughout SDSU's MA.EL. program.