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.