2008-09-04 17:01:56.000 – Stacey Kawecki, Observer
It is that time of year. Ever since I was five, nothing has ever been more exciting than starting a new school year. New teachers, new people, new subjects, new books, new supplies, and of course, the back to school outfit. Once I got older, supplies began to include scientific and graphing calculators as well as kitchen appliances and dry food goods that would last a semester (about forty boxes of Ramen Noodles). Every year, since beginning kindergarten, the night before the first day of school has been a restless night. Anticipation produced happy butterflies and the worry that I wouldn’t awake on time and miss the first day of school always kept me waking up at least once an hour, if not more often. Now, for the third year in a row, I will not be able to participate in the first day of school. Beginning a new job alleviated that disappointment last year. Talk about sleepless nights and butterflies! n
nWell, even though I won’t be going back to school this year as a student, I am directly involved with the Observatory’s exciting plans to launch a distance learning program. I won’t divulge all the details in this comment, but our Outreach Educator, Michelle Cruz, is the primary developer of this project. She will be dedicating most of her time to the distance learning project, but the organization would really like to continue going on the road with our outreach programs. So, the Observatory has a new position that has opened up, for an Outreach Educator. If you have any questions regarding our outreach programs or the Outreach Educator position, email Michelle Cruz at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stacey Kawecki, Observer