Note from Executive Director Lorie Kaplan

Lorie Kaplan

Dear eMINTS Community Members,

It is with a mix of sadness and excitement that I am writing to let you know that after nearly 16 years at the eMINTS National Center, I have decided to leave the organization at the beginning of June in order to pursue other opportunities. It has been a true honor to have had the opportunity to lead such an exceptional organization.

The Dean of the MU College of Education will be hiring a replacement for my position soon and during this transition period, Christine Terry will serve as interim executive director of the Center.

I want to take just a moment to express my sincere gratitude to all of the educators and other partners in the eMINTS community that have been on this journey with us. I have had the privilege to collaborate with so many dedicated educators and education advocates both in Missouri and beyond. I have loved hearing the stories from individuals about the impact that eMINTS has made in their school or classroom, or on a particular student. I know that together as a community, we have made a powerful difference on what is possible for children.

I especially want to thank the incredibly talented and dedicated eMINTS staff that I have had the pleasure to work with for so many years. You are what makes this organization great and I have been proud to work alongside you.

Over the past 16 years, the eMINTS staff have not only continued to provide some of the best and most comprehensive professional learning for teachers, but also added many more ways to move the needle in education. As a team, we have developed new programs for district administrators, affiliate trainers and instructional technology coaches, as well as created high-quality, flexible learning options through eLearning courses and a robust online community.

I believe that the eMINTS team has had an incredible impact on education already, but I know this group is never content to stop learning, growing and innovating. I am optimistic about the future of the eMINTS National Center and I look forward to seeing the amazing accomplishments and contributions they will make in this next chapter.

Sincerely,

Lorie Kaplan

eMINTS Executive Director