“My mentor, Dr. Megan Buning, has been supportive as a mentor and professor. I value
her advice and wisdom in regard to being a reflective practitioner. Dr. Buning encourages
goal setting and, as a former college coach, she values mental performance training.
Through conversations in and out of class, Dr. Buning, has taught me to constantly
reflect on my progress toward the goal and to take stresses day to day. This has been
sage advice and I have carried it into my life as a mother, educator, and doctoral
student. In fact, her suggested visual reminder of my goals helped me to maintain
focus for the first year’s life adjustment."