I completed a Master’s in Ed. Admin and an Ed. D. at UNC, Charlotte. In both cases I received a rigorous and comprehensive education. The Ed. D. was the 5th cohort and was a great model for me. Working with a small group of 13 people meant we pushed each other to stick with it, not give up when we were tired. We were all full-time school administrators so it was not easy. However, the support of the instructors was a key element for me. They all knew us and cared about us personally. I knew I could contact any of them with questions or to ask for assistance. I built a relationships that continue to this day. There are times when I still call or email one of them asking for feedback or advice. I cannot imagine selecting any other university! Go Niners!