"Kathleen, I found this assignment wonderfully detailed and a joy to read. For me, attention to details is an important attribute in a leader. Reading your assignment made me reflect on how much we learnt in this course. One of my personal passions is helping new teachers. I am glad to see you emphasized the importance of this. The quotations you used in your assignment were very powerful. Every time I teach this course, I mention the need to make small changes slowly. I am happy to see you feel the same way. No one can be effective if they work under stress. To be a great teacher, you need a supportive husband. You are lucky to have one."
The last part was in reference to the "thank you" section of my portfolio. Among thanking others in the course and fellow teachers, I also said "finally, a big thank you to my husband, who I drove crazy with hours of work and neglect of household duties during the past three months, and who supported me anyway!" I meant it - geez, he really put up with me!
Now I have to wait until Queen's submits all my work to OCT to recognize I did it, then I have to submit all my paperwork to re-evaluate my pay level through QECO to bump me up a pay grade. Now I will honestly admit that it was the catalyst to me doing this course, but I honestly am glad I did it - I met a lot of great teachers and I gathered a lot of resources to help me teach.