. Always wonderful to collaborate regarding the problems of practice and the achievements of others at the conferences. Pam, Elizabeth, and Patti are always so gracious as they share their expertise, knowledge, and passion for the work. I always come away with an affirmation of the opportunity to grow as an educator and professional developer.
At the end of Patti's final session, we learned she will not be present at the update conference next year. Although I understood she retired earlier in the year, I had not fully grasped the implications of the retirement. I am left with gratitude for Patti and the Team as a new chapter begins.