Yesterday, I posted a status update on Facebook. This announcement has been in the works for a while now, check the photo below, or keep reading for the text of the note below. “Dear friends and family, after much prayerful consideration, I want to announce that at the end of this school year (6/30/15), I will be resigning my Call to Trinity Lutheran School. Tony (the hubby) and I will be moving to south central Minnesota, as I have accepted a position at the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Public Schools. I will be starting a STEM program in their elementary school. Our prayers will be with the Trinity family as they continue to move forward. They’ve been a special part of the last ten years, and I won’t forget how much everyone helped me learn and grow as a teacher. Thank you for all your prayers and support in the past few months as we’ve been deliberating this decision. We love you all!” Tony decided to end his employment with a retail store here in Waukesha last November. Since then we have been prayerfully considering where our next step would come as a family. Leaving Trinity will be bittersweet for me–leaving a school and church family that became my home as I was fresh out of college and starting my own professional life. I really meant it when I said that the Trinity community, my administrators, and coworkers there made a huge difference in my life. I believe that finding my true passion for learning and technology was a result of my time at Trinity, and I will always be grateful. I am extremely excited to begin working at JWP and launching their STEM program! This is an exciting change for me, and a challenge that I will really enjoy! It will also be the first time that I will get to directly work with K-2 students! I love their district motto — “Our District will empower learning, energize achievement, and enhance community. Excellence without excuse!” So, now that we’re thinking about moving in the next few months, and will be starting new jobs soon, what’s your best advice for easing into a new district/community? I’d love to hear what you think!