Dear #WeAreCUE,

As a 17 year educator, I have had the advantage of working in vulnerable and privileged environments, urban and rural communities, and district and county levels. How lucky I have been to bring that awareness and perspective to CUE just two years ago along with the amazing CUE team members. 

With open arms, the CUE community welcomed my passion, my zest for celebration and sparkle, and my core values of excellent professional learning for all educators. I have grown both as an educator and a person during these last two years, and they have prepared me for an exciting new professional chapter. 

As of August 1, 2019, I will be spreading my wings and starting a new journey as an EDUpreneur (AKA I’m creating a new professional pathway). My passion for online & blended learning, digital badges & competency-based learning, game-based learning & gamification, and strategic thinking will come together in some beautiful way that will redefine my role in the greater conversation of California education. I am honored to have served the CUE community as the Director of Member Engagement for these two years, and I fully intend to stay connected to the amazing people I have met as a CUE volunteer and staff member for the past five years. 

As I transition into a new professional chapter, I hope to share my perspectives and gifts with the right teams as a contractor, and I look forward to working with many of you in a variety of capacities. 

With all my heart, 

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