I attended a School Community Council meeting tonight, where someone suggested I run one of the four vacant school board seats. (You see, our district will be *officially* splitting in the 2009-2010 school year, but the board will be voted in June 15, and their responsibilities to govern the east half of the current district will start on July 15 of this year.)
I actually considered it for a minute.
Even more surprising? I can’t stop thinking about it.
I was a teacher. I think I could be a good advocate for educators. I also have a parent’s concerns and point of view. I am articulate, well-liked, and a good leader.
On the other hand, I was a teacher. I know how often the school board meets, how time consuming it is, and what will be required of me to run for the elected position. Plus, I have four kids (one of them a highly energetic toddler) and my husband works nights.
I’m not sure this is my time. I’m not sure I even want to do it. So why can’t I get the idea out of my head?