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As some of you may have heard, I have recently accepted a job with Hamden Public Schools, and so will be vacating my position here at CSDE in the next few weeks (August 5th is my final day with the state). Although I am very excited to work at the district level and more directly with teachers and students, it is with deep sadness that I leave the Department and the opportunity to direct programs and policies at the state level and connect with educational leaders like you.
Although at this time, it is not possible to hire a replacement for me, I am confident that our many visionary regional and district educational technology leaders will work together to continue to move our agenda forward and keep Connecticut teachers and administrators informed about relevant ed tech news and advancements.
I am truly grateful for the opportunities I have been afforded as your state educational technology director, and for the chance to collaborate with so many of you over the years. I look forward to continuing our connections, though in a different capacity, to promote uses of technology that truly make a difference in students’ educational experiences, both in school and beyond.
(After August 18th, you can reach me and my avatar at firstname.lastname@example.org.)