We had about 500 teachers, more than double what we've had in previous years from what I understand. It was great to see teachers from all over the state.
This was the first time I went back to work after surgery. I just didn't want to miss the event. It went well overall. I think everyone had a good time.
When people were leaving at the end of the evening they seemed to just keep coming and I wondered where everyone had been in the building. It was great to see such a big group.
One thing I love about working at the Cosmosphere is that everyone pitches in to get everything done. It's a very collaborative work environment, which is great. Something like this requires "all hands on deck" to pull off.
We had a backup plan in case I couldn't be there but fortunately I was feeling good enough to work the registration area. I'm so glad I didn't miss it.