Independence Day

It’s been a tough year or so under “new” administration, and short of actually revolting, a change needed to happen and so it has. I’ve taken a new position in my school district being the Gifted and Talented specialist at 2 of our 7/8 middle schools. Both are STEM Academies and are early in their implementation of a more project/problem based, technology integrated approach. One is also piloting a 1:1 laptop program with HP Netbooks that will roll out this fall when all teachers will get laptops, followed the next fall with students acquiring them.

Someone thought my experience might be a good match for the position – and my wanting/needing a change led to a quick decision on my part. Somewhat ironically I was interviewed for the position over the phone while I was standing outside “It’s a Small World” at Disneyland while on a trip with my family.

I’ll let you conclude why I chose the title and timing of this post, but needless to say I’m very pleased with the change and look forward to being part of a new direction for our school district.

Learning is messy!

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5 thoughts on “Independence Day

  1. Congratulations Brian! This sounds like it will be a wonderful position for you. I wish you all the best and look forward to hearing more about your new path!

    Brian: Thanks Karen! Hoping it works out well!

  2. Congratulations Brian, that’s fabulous news. You will be fantastic in that position and bring to it, a wealth of ideas and knowledge. Looking forward to hearing how it goes and what you get up too!

    Brian: Hi Chrissy! I think there are lots of possibilities to pursue!

  3. Congratulations on your new position, Brian. I know even with all of the, ehem, new ideas being forced into your classroom and the need for revolt, it was probably bittersweet leaving your kids and your class. It’s obvious from all of your posts how much you cared for them and they for all of the amazing experiences you gave them.

    I’m looking forward to hearing about your new adventures and hopefully being able to connect with you and your students!

    Brian: – Becky – Thanks for the kind words! I can’t wait to be able to look back and see how this coming year goes! It has to be better! : )

  4. Hi Brian,
    Congratulations on your new position. It sounds like a job that was tailor-made for you. I will look forward to hearing about how things go in the new school new. I wish you all the best to a very deserving guy. Keep on blazing the trail.

  5. Hello Brian!
    My name is Meredith and I am a student in EDM 310 at the University of South Alabama.
    Congrats on your new position! I know I’m around 5 months late on the great news, but I hope it’s still as exciting as it was when you first took the position! I like the irony of having your interview in front of “It’s a small world”. I love when things line up like that. Must have been fate!
    Your friend in Alabama,