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Thank you, and see ya around, Notebook

By Anonymous on Jul 6, 2012 03:26 PM

Thanks to everyone who came to our event June 12.

Today is my last day with the Notebook. I've been tremendously lucky to spend nearly five years here working with incredible folks and getting to learn about education in Philadelphia -- and so much more.

Watching the community that has grown around this website has been an amazing gift, and I'm glad that I was able to play a role in supporting its development and evolution. Just last month, we honored our community bloggers who have played a huge role in building that community on our site and beyond. And two years ago, I expressed my thanks for being honored by the Notebook as well.

Obviously, this is a very busy time in the education world in Philadelphia. There's also a lot going on in the journalism and tech communities locally as well. I've been spending a lot of time connecting with folks in those industries, and will now be working full-time at the intersection of those groups in my new position with Knight-Mozilla OpenNews. Luckily, I get to stay based in Philly! And, I plan to stay connected with education folks. Please do reach out if you want to chat, plan, or just catch up.

Thank you to this organization and this education community for being so welcoming and allowing me to contribute in so many different ways, from event planning to blog posts and everything in between.

Thank you to my colleagues who have each shared their wisdom and generosity and have taught me so much.

Thank you to our bloggers, consultants, many many interns, volunteers, and everyone who keeps the Notebook running every day, which also includes all of our eager readers, commenters, and members!

Stay tuned for news of other transitions afoot at the Notebook.

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Comments (14)

Submitted by Frank Murphy on July 6, 2012 5:17 pm


Thank you Erika.  You have done an amazing job in helping to build the Notebook’s on line community.  It has been my good fortune to have the opportunity to collaborate with you.  I wish you well as you take on these new challenges and projects.


Submitted by Philly Parent and Teacher (not verified) on July 6, 2012 5:27 pm

Best in your new position. I hope someone continue to compile education related articles - I check the posting religiously!

Submitted by Ron Whitehorne on July 6, 2012 5:46 pm

Job well done, Erika.   We will all miss you and wish you the best in your new position.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on July 6, 2012 5:06 pm

Here's wishing you the best in your new position. Thanks for your hard work at The Notebook.

Submitted by K.R. Luebbert (not verified) on July 6, 2012 6:03 pm

Wishing you the very best in your new job--we will miss you!

Submitted by Bill Hangley (not verified) on July 6, 2012 7:51 pm

Best of luck and thanks so much for your work. The new gig sounds great! Congratulations.

Submitted by Samuel Reed III on July 6, 2012 7:57 pm


Thank you for all your hard work. I have a become better blogger and person through collaborating with you. All the best in your new endeavor. I definitely want to see you at the next  Notebook Happy Hour, if not sooner. Peace...


Submitted by Christina Puntel (not verified) on July 6, 2012 10:56 pm

Erika, Thanks for your willingness to listen to teachers, and your ability to be present to the unfolding online community. Cheers! I can't wait to see what happens next!

Submitted by Rich Migliore (not verified) on July 7, 2012 7:44 am

I also wish you the best Erika and thank you for all that you have done for the school community of Philadelphia, the Notebook community and our schoolchildren. It is priceless.

Submitted by Timothy Boyle on July 7, 2012 10:09 am



First, congratulations on the position will Knight-Mozilla. I know you will be great at it. From happening upon you and the rest of team at El Zarape back in 2010 until this week, you have been an invaluable asset to the Notebook's community and my writing. You can take a lot of responsibility for the exponential growth in both the online and face-to-face community the Notebook has enjoyed. While it's not like you're disappearing from earth, your presence here will most certainly be missed. Best of luck at OpenNews.

Submitted by Education Grad Student (not verified) on July 7, 2012 8:05 pm

Thanks for your great work Erika. Best wishes for your new endeavors.

Education Grad Student

Submitted by Brett S. (not verified) on July 9, 2012 12:03 pm

You've had such a tremendous impact on the Notebook. You'll definitely be missed. Best of luck on the new endeavor - I fully expect you'll kick butt.

Submitted by Helen Gym on July 10, 2012 1:33 pm

We'll be looking out for your new ventures. Thank you Erika!

Submitted by Ms.Cheng (not verified) on July 12, 2012 11:52 am

Erika, you are awesome. Keep up the great work!

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