Big News!

Well, today I did something that I did not think I would do for a very long time. I resigned from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in order to take a new position still within the university environment. Starting July 2, I will be working at the University of Chicago Center for Urban School Improvement as a lead technology coach. I’ll be working for fellow ADE Nichole Pinkard, and my new job will entail helping students and teachers with technology integration efforts at the Center’s North Kenwood/Oakland Charter School 2.5 days a week. The other part of my time will be allocated to developing and implementing a technology professional development plan for the Center’s four charter schools and potentially other affiliated charters. Additionally, I will have some flexibility to do consulting work on the side. I’m very excited about this opportunity, but also a bit sad because I really do love my current job and will miss my colleagues and students. I just think it’s time that I expanded my skill set in terms of leadership and managerial skills, and I am going to learn so much about other facets of education while working at the Center. I’m really grateful for all the opportunities that have come my way while at Lab, and I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with others. Wish me luck!

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9 responses to “Big News!

  1. Wow – this is big news. So, will you have more or less time to blog?

  2. Congrats on your new role, Lucy! Sounds like a great move for you. Break a leg! 🙂

  3. Lucy — Congratulations!!! Enjoyed hearing a hint about this a few weeks back when we last spoke, so it is with a huge smile that I received this blog entry this morning. While it is never easy to leave a school we have loved for years, your impact will be tremendous at the University level as well. Can’t wait to hear what adventures you take on this coming year. Enjoy your summer. Cheers, Christian

  4. Congratulations. What a wonderful opportunity.

  5. Hey Lucy. Congratulations on the new position…

  6. Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucy!!! Awesome news!!! I was wondering when you were going to provide the juicy details. CONGRATS!!! Can’t wait to see you at NECC. DO GREAT THINGS!!!
    -kj-

  7. I just got an email with notice of an opening @ the Lab School. I thought, “I wonder if that’s Lucy’s job”, and it was! Glad to hear of your new opportunity. You are already a leader with respect to ed tech and it is exciting to add to your scope of influence. I too, am thinking of leaving the security of my position to branch out into another aspect of ed tech.
    How lucky the U of C Center for Urban School Improvement is to have you on staff! I look forward to hearing how it is going!
    Judith Epcke

  8. Geez, thanks to Twitter, I was able to look back at this post I missed. Congrats on the new position and the wonderful impact you are sure to make!

  9. Geez, thanks to Twitter, I was able to look back at this post I missed. Congrats on the new position and the wonderful impact you are sure to make!

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