June 1, 2011

The end of an era....

So folks, today's the day. My last day here at the NWP. I've been here for 3 and a half years, and I have to say, it's a pretty bittersweet goodbye. I've learned so much here and have made so many incredible friends from across the country. I've been inspired by teachers who are deep in the trenches, serving kids (our future) with passion. I've also had wild nights with these teachers - from 4am snack runs in cabs to running to catch a flight because we're late, and many (many!) shenanigans in between. Thanks for that, friends!

I'm so so excited about the next chapter of my life. There's lots of things in the works, and a summer full of fun and sun as well. As the great rapper Tupac says, "life goes on!" Yes,it will!

Staff retreat...what??

TLN ladies in Little Rock, AR

Me in Tubac, AZ

Silly in Austin

Spike and I in DC

Babies galore at the staff picnic

Pig races in Montana

Best boss ever

My first (and probably only) trip to Disneyworld

BBQ in Austin with Babs

Paul Oh (my work husband) and I in Boston

Kareen and I at the Christmas gift exchange

Casey and I in Kansas City


Erin said...

You are so great! I love these pics. Bittersweet for sure.

Tanya said...

Five things I want to say to Shannon today.
1. thanks for the shout out :)
2. Stay in touch -- please!
3. I'm glad you are feeling the sweet and looking forward, it just tastes bitter to me today.
4. Don't be surprised if I call you for a sociological perspective -- on anything -- from designing organizations to WHAT is that guy on BART DOING?
5. I miss you already.

J. Ross said...

I got nothin' but love for ya! xoxo

Lynette said...

You are wonderful in more ways than I can count! I'll miss you so.

Paul Oh said...

To quote the immortal Bob Dylan: "You're gonna make me lonesome when you go."

Lots of love ...

YWH (Your Work Husband)

Barbara said...

I'll never forget those amazing pig races and all our good times! Love you Shannon. Let's definitely keep rocking out together.

Melinna said...

Great pics & comments...tiara was MINE.

Rebeca said...

This is the best pic collection I ever saw in my history with NWP. It is awfully quiet in here and we miss you already.

malcomama said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun with this bunch! Great work, S. Now, on to the next chapter! :)