It is my pleasure to announce that I'll be taking on a new leadership role as the Director of the BrightBytes Institute. BrightBytes is a research organization that supports schools by developing actionable data that enhances teaching and learning. As the Director of the Institute, my role will include supporting innovation, next practice, and thought leadership throughout the country by designing learning opportunities for teachers and leaders. In addition, I will be tasked with growing the community of educators that BrightBytes supports across the globe through the sharing of ideas and resources. This position will allow me to remain in Saint Louis, and I will continue to serve the local ecosystem in learning that includes Connected Learning, Affton, Education Plus, and many others. I'm excited about the opportunity to work with an incredible team at BrightBytes as well as interact the with the best and brightest educators in the country. I hope that many of you in my learning network will get the opportunity to experience this new phase of my work through the many intersections that it will create.