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There's a Doctor in the House!

Congratulations Dr. Vague, who after working hard for three years has earned her doctorate degree. Parkwood is proud to have an Assistant Principal who has a doctorate degree.

Dr. Vague told the eigth graders on the first few day of school about her getting her doctorate. A doctorate is the highest degree you can get in your field of study (also known as a doctor degree.) Her degree is an Education Doctorate in Education Leadership. She worked hard for three years in order to get her doctorate at Wingate University. It will help her if she ever wants to do something in education other than be an Assistant Principal.

Now that Dr. Vague has her doctorate she would like to teach other teachers by working part-time at a college teaching either undergraduate or graduate level classes. Even after all her hard work her job is still the same and what she is expected to do has not changed. There aren’t many Assistant Principals who have this kind of degree, but many are working up to it.

After the hard work Dr. Vague has done her advice to students and teachers facing overwhelming tasks or goals is, “Having a big goal is fine, but break it up into smaller more achievable pieces to help keep you on track. The goals you set on ‘Make it Matter Monday’ are a good way to help you too. A good way to think about it is ‘How do you eat an elephant? … One bite at a time.’” What we took from Dr. Vague’s advice is, having goals is great, but you have to work hard in order to get there and have a plan.

We can all be inspired by Dr. Vague’s hard work and dedication to achieving something she wanted. She is clearly a person who lives by the quote on our cafeteria wall, “Dream. Believe. Achieve.”

Written by: Cheyenne Johnson
Posted: Oct 25, 2011 by Lisa Chapman

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