I believe that to be an effective teacher you have to be a life long learner and you need to challenge yourself constantly.
Below are a list of goals I would like to accomplish and the time frame I would like to accomplish them.
"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn." - John Cotton Dana
Obtain Specialist Certification (within 1 year)
Obtain Master's Degree (start within 2-3 years)
Obtain National Board Certification (within 3-5 years)
Continue to grow professionally (ALWAYS!)