It's interesting how close I am to all of the policy decisions that are being made and it's so amazing to me how disconnected people at Central Office are from the local school level. I feel as though there are many people who don't actually understand the dynamics of the DC school system and the city itself. It's very much a niche district. What works in NYC isn't necessarily going to work here. It can be frustrating, but I feel like I advocate for what will work for OUR students, not just some students in a case study. We'll see what exciting adventures (read: problems) this new job will bring.