Inside Parris Island – SAANYS at the Marine’s Educators’ Workshop

“Yes Mam, No Mam and Aye Mam,” were three new phrases each of the nearly 25 educators attending the Educators’ Workshop at Parris Island, SC from April 7 through April 10, 2009, desperately needed to learn.

All kidding aside, this was one of the best experiences I have had as an educator in nearly 32 years in the business of learning.  We were part of a packed, exciting and educational sojourn courtesy of the United States Marine Corps.


Click here to read Bob’s full play-by-play, from arrival on the Yellow Footprints to Graduation.

Pictured: Roberto Calderin, Newburgh City SD; Drill Instructor SSgt. Rose Suarez; Katy Brunetti, SAANYS executive assistant; Debbie Taylor, SAANYS director of corporate services; and Bob Melia, Shenendehowa CSD.

Video clip of the “Crucible.” Click here