30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 7

Day 7 - Who was or is your most inspirational colleague, and why?
I think my most inspirational colleague is my dear friend, +Ann DeBolt.  I first met Ann over 10 years ago when I was a classroom teacher in Brenham ISD and she worked for the Technology Department.  I did not know her well, but I knew of her.  Fast forward to 2009 when I reentered Brenham ISD as a Campus Technology Specialist.  Ann and I began working together more and more and in 2010 I joined her in the BISD Technology Department.  Ann is a very thoughtful and experienced educator.  She can look at the big picture and is careful to think about all angles of a situation before making a decision.  I, on the other hand, am a dive-in-and-worry-about-the-consequences-later kind of gal.  Over the last few years, Ann has taught me how to slow down and process before jumping to a decision or a conclusion.  She and I make great team and balance each other out well.  More than that, Ann and I have become dear friends.  Ann is guarded, but underneath that shield is a WILDLY funny, creative, deeply thoughtful and loyal friend.  This year she stepped way out of her comfort zone and left Brenham ISD for a job in an area closer to family and to personal life activities.  I am SO PROUD of her for making a tough decision and leaping out into a new challenge.  I like to think maybe my spontaneous side rubbed off on her a little.  ;)  Love you, Ann, and I really am constantly inspired by how you push yourself both personally and professionally!!  Together we're better, right?!  :)