Friday, November 8, 2013

I'm Going to the White HOUSE!!!

So I can't believe I'm writing this...my hands are actually shaking as I write this...but I can FINALLY share my big news...

***DISCLAIMER: Per the White House's request, I cannot take any interviews or  have any part in ANY blog posts (outside of this one) with any entity until AFTER the official White House Press Release comes out, but I am allowed to share this...

I have been selected as a White House Champion of Change!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHH I cannot believe it!!!!

I will get to travel to the White House in two weeks.  I'll get to be honored at the event, speak on a panel, and write a blog post for the White House website!!

I can't even believe this is real.  I'm a teacher in a tiny town in Texas....I've never even been to DC!!  Oh man oh man oh man!!

So yes, dear PLN, I had to share the news with you!  I've known for a little while and it has KILLED me keeping it a secret, but I am now allowed to share!  Just can't do any press or press releases about it, until after the OFFICIAL White House Press Release comes out in about a week and a half!!

Wow wow wow wow.

42 comments:

  1. That is amazing. Congratulations - couldn't imagine it going to a better person!

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  2. That's so awesome! I bet is has been driving you crazy! Congratulations! I'm so proud of you, and you totally deserve all of it. Have a fantastic time in D.C., and say howdy to the President for us!

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    1. What an amazing honor you. I know you'll do an amazing job on your panel. Can't wait to read your post. Thanks for being a champion for technology in education.

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  3. Great!!!!!!! So well deserved…congrats!! Have a wonderful time and keep changing lives.

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    1. Thanks Joe! It's insane and surreal, but so exciting!

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  4. A huge congratulations Todd. Huge! Keep sharing your story. You've got a great one to tell.

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  5. Congratulations! This was and is huge. Keep on sharing!

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    1. Thanks Chris! I sure can't keep my mouth shut much, so I'm sure the sharing will continue haha

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  6. Soooo excited for you Todd! You are a great champion of change and deserve this amazing priviledge! Looking forward to hearing all about it!

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    1. Thanks so much JoAnn! But so much credit goes to my PLN who challenges and teaches me every day. People like YOU :-)

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  7. Wonderful news! Congratulations! I can't wait to hear all about it.

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    1. Thanks Lisa! You can be sure I'll be blogging and tweeting the entire time!

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  8. Congratulations, Todd. I'm sure you'll make a great representative at the White House, you already are online and in your class.

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  9. How impressive, Todd! I am neither shocked nor surprised...and to think I was limiting you to superintendency! No, I should have said President of the United States!!!!!!!
    Kossie and family

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    1. Thanks Mrs. Kossie! haha I always think about you always telling me I would be a Superintendent one day. Never would have dreamed things like this were a reality. Thanks for always believing in me.

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  10. Yes! This is wonderful! I know you'll do us proud.

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  12. Sooo Soooo Soooooo excited for you AND PROUD!!!

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  13. Awesomesauce! Congratulations! Looking forward to reading more. Rock the world!

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    1. Thanks Jeanne! And you can bet I'll be blogging and tweeting far too much while it's happening haha

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  14. Todd, You deserve this and so much more. Thanks for everything you are doing every day for your students and education. Congratulations!

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  15. Wow! I'm so excited for you! You are so deserving of this - the White House is in for a treat! You may be a teacher in a small town in Texas, but you are making an impact all over the world. Congratulations, and have fun in D.C.!!

    Jennifer

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I can't wait! It's gonna be a blast, wish I could take ALL of my PLN with me...guess taking them through Twitter and Blogger will have to do haha

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  16. Awesome news Todd. The president may have come to see us in our little TX town but getting asked to go there is something that seems impossible. You are the perfect person to be recognized as a Champion of Change. Enjoy your day!

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  17. Great news for a great guy! Congrats!

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  18. Great news! Good luck. Look forward to hearing about it after.

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  19. Congratulations! Savor the experience. Thank you for being a voice for students and teachers.

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