Hippie Dreams Can Come True: Ryan Joins DTLT @ UMW!

Hippie Dreams Can Come True: Ryan Joins DTLT @ UMW!

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Congratulations  to Ryan  — on landing the job of his dreams —  from all of us in a certain unconventional  language center  located in a small, quirky,  liberal arts college. It was here  where Ryan studied, worked and first discovered …a bit too well…. how to break technology when it gets in the way of letting  learning happen.

Air kisses and  tea and shortbread from the  jauntily-clad, fabulously coiffed,  doyenne of LLU as well.

It’s heartwarming to know that sometimes, if you really, truly, absolooootely want something to happen in your life, it can really happen.  And it just did.  Ka-boom.

And Ryan, on his blog over here,  is clearly excited, wouldn’t you say?

Congratulations to UMW and to the DTLT bullpen.  You now, officially, have absolutely the best Ed Tech batting line up in the Liberal Arts League. Game over.

Finally, a message to  Ryan’s new boss,  Jim Groom :  Yeah, yeah, yeah…we  get it.  Srsly, could ya please try to contain your glee,   :-)  ?

Barbara has been working for a small liberal arts college in the cornfields of Ohio for about 15 years. In addition to teaching Spanish she runs a somewhat unconventional language center. Prior to this adventure in higher ed she taught high school Spanish and loved it. She wishes she had more time in her life to play with her dogs, write, read, swim, and watch the Red Sox. Preferably not all at once, although that could be interesting. And sometimes she blogs over here and here as well...

5 Comments

  1. All aboard, hippies! Next stop: UMW | Ryan Brazell · February 26, 2013 Reply

    [...] been eight years, but I think we’d both agree it feels like longer.)
    If I have seen further it is by standing on your shoulders, and I am incredibly
    grateful for, and humbled by, your continued [...]

  2. Ryan · February 26, 2013 Reply

    I really, really love this comic. Many thanks for that, and for your support
    over the years :)

  3. Jim Groom · February 27, 2013 Reply

    Barbara,
    This is what I really feel like right now:
    http://thisevilempire.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/jimgroomheadbang.gif

    RAWK!

    And thank you for introducing us all at DTLT to Ryan back in 2008 at Faculty Academy.
    He is back in the Liberal Arts league, and we all know that is where he belongs,
    His connection with faculty and penchant for deep meaningful relationships around
    ideas makes this a perfect fit, because as he knows after his on-campus interview,
    that is what he will get. We have a cadre of faculty that are thrilled at the prospect.

    And the funny thing about dreams, they work both ways. DTLT has had one of
    its dreams for a full complement of awesome met yesterday—that’s a beautiful thing.

    @Ryan,
    Get your rest, you will need it :)

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