Well boys and girls, it's time to start a new semester - always a busy time - but this year, something's different.
Since retiring in 2004, after 31 years in Kentucky public schools (25 of those as an administrator), I began an new career as a "young" academic. I taught at UK and Georgetown College for a few years before settling in at Eastern Kentucky University. Working under one-year contracts, I spent much of my time preparing teacher leaders and future principals while learning and teaching about the history of education in Kentucky, and I started this blog.
This fall marks a change for me as I have accepted a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations at Eastern. I have been very happy working with the students and faculty at EKU and see this as a very good opportunity. But with my new position comes new responsibilities for scholarly writing - as opposed to blogging. I was also elected to the Faculty Senate.
The upshot of this is that I will continue blogging, but the amount of time I can commit to it will have to be reduced. I'm not sure how this will play out, but I intend to keep Kentucky School News & Commentary relevant and timely.
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