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Did you ever stop to think that teachers don’t have business cards? It came up for me way back, I don’t want to date myself, but before cell phones when we wanted to exchange phone numbers with someone else or just give someone your number. I was a teacher in Boston and didn’t have a business card.

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That was remedied once, when I did an internship  at Tom Snyder Productions (no relation to my former last name) and their in-house illustrator created one single card for me after a conversation about it. That illustrator was no other than Peter H. Reynolds. Here’s that card; I still carry it in my wallet. I shared it with him at a conference a few years back as we reconnected the dots.

I went on to another role in education, one where my husband insists I had a business card and I probably did, but we can’t find any evidence of that. And then, I went back to the classroom. Attending conferences where vendors encourage you to put your business card in a fish bowl to win something gets complicated when you don’t have one. That was before the days of badges with codes that could be scanned. As teachers, we don’t need a card to identify the many hats one wears throughout the day, week, months, and year. It just wouldn’t be possible to describe on a small card.

Well, to make a long story short, I’m making a change. I’m leaving the role I’ve been in for 9 years, that of Digital Learning Leader for the Williston, VT schools and 15 years as a classroom teacher before that, and moving to our district office. My long-winded title will be Director of Digital Learning and Communications.

I’ll miss the day-to-day of school life, interacting directly with students, and the family that I’ve been a part of for 24 years in Williston. But I’m off to exciting, new challenges and new endeavors. I’ll be working with some people I know and some I don’t but who will, hopefully, become my next work family.

And I apparently get business cards. Stay tuned.

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15 Things About Me

Today’s 30-Day Blogging Challenge is a series of lists.


 

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I love curling up with a good book.

I am an NFL football fan.

I can eat a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food ice cream happily.

I love to learn.

I’ve got two amazing sons.

 

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Travel with my husband – Italy, France, Caribbean…

A get-together with college friends

Travel to see the western US as a family

Publish a book

 

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Challenge myself professionally

Balance personal and professional lives better

Prioritize and see what’s really important

 

 

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Lots of laughter with teammates from years past

Cried- when people jumped to conclusions without knowing me or all information

 

 

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I am more of an introvert than people realize.

 

 

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