Advocacy Tips: Finding Your Inner Teacher Leader
I glanced down at my royal blue heels for a little bit of #shoeconfidence as I sat in the waiting room at the Governor's office. I was there for a hard-won appointment with an education policy advisor.
I was ready to speak for my students. My proposalabout establishing a seat for a teacher on the Florida State Board of Education was neatly summarized in one page. I was geared up with talking points, including statistics about how many states have teacher input on their boards of education.
But I battled imposter syndrome . What am I doing here? Who am I to keep calling, emailing, and pushing until I get an appointment?
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