Just a few hours ago, I helped OOMer Jen carry the boxed remains of her office into a cab. Why, do you ask? I’ll let Jen explain — but before I do, on behalf of all of us at OOM, I extend a warm, heartfelt “Thanks, Jen!” to her. She will be missed greatly! – Morgan
One fine day in April, I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch and was just sitting down to work on the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The next thing I knew, I was in the hospital giving birth to a baby girl, the lovely and talented Ramona. (Talents include hiccuping, sucking on her hands and paying rapt attention to Grumpy Bird three times in a row.]
Since then I’ve been at home taking care of Ramona, reading Mockingjay and looking forward to rejoining my peeps in Corp Comm…but I believe it was John Lennon who said that life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.
In October, I’ll be moving to Maine with my husband and daughter! It’s the way life should be – it says so right on their license plates. But before I head north, I wanted to say goodbye the OOM way – with a list.
Top Ten Things I’ll Miss About Scholastic:
1. Helping kids, in my own small way, to love books and reading
2. The Scholastic Kids Press Corps!
3. Having meetings with the folks at the Alliance and being introduced every year to a new crop of amazing young artists and writers
4. Brainstorming in the “publicists’ pit”
5. Chocolate croissants from the Red Bar
6. The informational prowess of the library staff
7. Our fearless leader Kyle coming around at 5:30pm looking for “something chocolate”
8. Meeting with the Classroom Magazines editors and watching the evolution of Scholastic News
9. Walking on the “credo carpet” every day, my eye always zeroing in on the word “dignity”
10. Doing Book Clubs’ Classrooms Care every fall and spring (aka nerding out with my co-workers)
Believe me, I could go on and on. This has been more than a job to me and I’ll miss it terribly. The blog will also remain firmly entrenched in my Google reader so I can keep up with the goings on at Scholastic.
Bye, guys and thanks.
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