Change

Change can be difficult and change can be exciting. With change, there can be feelings of loss and also feelings of joy. As many of you have heard, I am going through some professional changes right now. As of July 2, I will be serving College Community Schools as Director of Technology. The decision to move into this role was not an easy one. I’ve loved my time as Principal of Prairie Creek and serving the students, families, and staff there. I’ve been a building administrator for eight years and a teacher for nine years before that. Moving into a role away from students was not an easy decision.

When I looked at the job description for this new role, I was drawn back to my younger years. I double majored at Wartburg College in Computer Science and Math Education. Moving into a role that challenged my thinking around networking and device management really excited me. This role also provides me with the ability to continue to plan and provide high quality professional learning for educators, this time more focused on technology integration.

As I stated above, the decision was not easy. Prairie Creek has a tremendous staff that cares for kids. Leaving them was not easy. We’ve grown together, learned together, and celebrated together. I will miss the people at Creek and miss getting to know our students and families.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions around technology here at College Community. I’m planning to keep TechHawks.org as our home for all things tech at Prairie, so look for more posts in the future. We’ve been progressive in our work and we will continue to be progressive!

Eric Townsley

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