Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Most Important Blog Entry I've Ever Written
or, And Now, The Moment You've All Been Waiting For... 

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with the greatest pleasure and relief that I bring you the following breaking news:

I have accepted a position as Instructional Technology Coordinator at the Wilbraham Middle School.

Yes, that's right, everybloggy. After six months of uncertainty and stress, on the very edge of homelessness and at the eleventh hour of sanity, I have a job.

A great job.

A job that covers all the myriad bases and challenges of my vocation.

A job with wonderful, dedicated coworkers and plenty of room to build a program organic to its environment.

And it's in a region we think of as home, just a half hour from Northampton and within an easy commute from some wonderful rural housing possibilities.

The school-year position will involve coordinating the integration of technology, media and computer literacies into all aspects of teaching and learning at a 7-8 public school with just over 400 students.

From classroom teaching and teacher partnerships to building an information commons and schoolwide service model, this one has it all.

And I couldn't have done it without the support of each and every one of you. Thanks for being there, folks.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to jump up and down in the lobby of the hotel grinning like an idiot.

posted by boyhowdy | 10:15 PM |

CONGRATULATIONS, Josh! I'm so happy for you, Darcie, and your darling girls. I'm glad to hear, too, that you'll be staying in the area. What a beautiful end to your West Coast adventure!
What truly fantastic news! That sounds like a great match for your skills and aspirations -- plus you're staying more-or-less around here. Yippee!!!
Congratulations, Josh! Those kids don't know what they're in for ;) Of course, the trials and tribulations of a public school administration can sometimes put a private institution to shame...

It's great to hear you'll be doing what you enjoy, doing what you're good at, and staying in the area.
Yeah Josh! Congratulations.
(I have a good reason to screw up Josh's blog again :)

Congrats dude!!!!!
hoopdy-doo!!!!!!!! congrats!!!!!!
hurrah for you!!
WOOHOO! You better still visit us, Josh.
That's great news, Josh! I couldn't be happier for you! You might be happy to know that, waking up at 4 AM this morning, I checked my news aggregator and that's where i saw your posting. Telling you this as a 'thank you' for the help you gave me in figuring out RSS feeds.
brilliant news. well done for eventually making it happen
Yay, Josh! Rachel B. told me about your occupational saga last night over dinner, and I just wanted to say congrats from our occupationally challenged family to yours. Northampton is a lucky town to get you!
Go Josh! Congrats! I hope you still visit us though!
Congratulations! They are lucky to have you!
Good on ya mate! - sorry hanging out with my KIWI sister in law too much.

Great to hear you will remain in the Pioneer Valley!
That's GREAT Josh. Now... if only I were still an NMH student T_T I guess I'll have to visit sometime too. BTW, keep in touch!
Congratulations Josh!!! This is truly great news. I knew you would find a job that would fit your talents. They are lucky to have you!! I'm also glad you are staying in the area. Keep in touch!!
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