I believe the most important life lesson I learned as a student at Bowie State University was perseverance. My experience as a student required a lot of hard work, persistence, and determination in order to be successful. This experience is something that I have applied to every aspect of my life.
One of my most memorable experiences for me is the relationships developed with my professors and cohort members while preparing for my comprehensive exam. The hours spent studying in preparation for the exam with the members of my cohort formed a bond between us where we became a family rather than just contemporaries.
The most challenging obstacle I had to endure in order to graduate was writing my dissertation and successfully defending it. This process required countless hours of hard work and dedication. It also required a commitment from my dissertation committee. Because of my hard work and my dissertation committee's commitment to seeing me through, I was successful in this endeavor.
Throughout my experience in the program the professor who had the most profound impact on me is Dr. Eleanor White. As a professor she challenged me to grow as an educator. Because of her, I am constantly evaluating myself to see if my decisions at work are the best practices for fostering student achievement. For that reason alone, I am truly grateful.
I plan to use my degree to obtain a position in senior administration in one of the public school systems throughout the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas.