May 20, 2011
After two plus years at GothamSchools, I am signing off. Today is my last day working with two of the top education reporters in the country — Elizabeth Green and Philissa Cramer — who have graciously shared their wisdom and friendship with me, and whom I will deeply miss.
Assuming that the apocalypse will not occur this weekend, I have accepted a job covering New York City education issues for The New York Times. And as of June 1, that’s where you can find me.
I’d say it speaks well of GothamSchools that the NYT has acknowledged its work, but I don’t think it ever needed the recognition. It’s been an honor to help Elizabeth, Philissa, and Maura Walz build this site into a singular and irreplaceable institution. I know it will remain that way.
(And let me say for anyone applying to fill my seat: this is a fun job. And this office has a great view of Manhattan. How many people have fun jobs? Other than Michelle Obama, how many?)
Thank you for reading, for commenting, for contributing, and yes, on occasion, for correcting. And if it’s not too uncouth, I hope to win you over to my new side of the Internet. But I know that will be a fight.
For now, I’m off to go camping.