Call me Dr. Loomis

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A four-year journey, a nearly 300-page dissertation, late nights, reading until my eyes gave out, and writing until I had calluses on my fingertips culminated with commencement ceremonies on May 6, 2019. How do I feel?

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Hooding ceremony. Dr. Michelle Zoss, my adviser.

It is surreal. I feel relieved on some level, but I keep wondering when the next round of revisions will begin. And, of course, the job hunt continues. And I have a couple of articles in process, so the work continues. In the next weeks, I will debrief in this space and consider what is to come. In the meantime, I am becoming accustomed to hearing people call me Dr. Loomis. I like it. I earned it.

About mrsloomisPhD

I am an accidental artist. I am an on-purpose teacher. I was terrible at art when I was in school. and I said more times than I can count, "I will NEVER be a teacher." God, in His divine sense of humor, has made sure I am now both artist and teacher. Thirty years after earning my first teaching credential I earned a Ph.D. in teaching and learning, majoring in language and literacy. I still work to creatively merge art as text into my research. I am passionate about my Lord, my family, my dogs, music, and naps. I love photography, digital art, running, and just BEING. God is good, and I am blessed.

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