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Dear Bricolage Families,

It is with bittersweet feelings that I write to share with you my plans for next year.

I have accepted a position with Foundation Preparatory School, a elementary charter school here in New Orleans, currently led by a dear colleague, Jovanni Ramos. Together he and I will co-lead the community at Foundation Prep as they expect to grow from 174 students to almost double that number for the 2019 school year. I am thrilled to join Foundation Prep at such a pivotal moment in its evolution. My love for children and the city of New Orleans runs deep and I’m excited to share my experiences from the last 7 years at Bricolage and continue to serve students of all backgrounds in a city I love.  

As many of you know, I joined Josh back in July of 2012 to help build Bricolage.  I feel really proud of what I've been a part of helping to create at Bricolage, it's been a remarkable professional experience for me to be a part of helping to create a school in New Orleans, my home. I leave with confidence in the foundation we've established and am excited about the new challenges and opportunity in front of me.

I’ve worked hard to create a place where children see themselves as capable individuals and responsible members of the Bricolage community. I believe so completely in the ability and goodness of all children and their intentions.  The work we do together is no easy feat and I know education is the path forward in making New Orleans, and the world, a kinder and gentler place for all children to live the life of their dreams.

It has truly been a privilege to be offered a chance to share in the wonder of their childhood along with you and to watch them grow academically and socially. I leave with gratitude for your trust in me, the grace you’ve shown my missteps, and the legions of lessons I’ve learned along the way. I feel fortunate to have been a part of something that is so hard to say goodbye to; the greatest challenge of them all will be saying goodbye to your children.

As always, I’m always happy to talk more with you about my decision or anything at all.

Wishing you all the best,

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