I've always said, "I'll leave when the website is done, or the educational system is fixed," which made my colleagues giggle. Anyone who's ever worked on a big website like edutopia.org knows there's always something to do, just as anyone who's ever worked on education reform thinks Sisyphus is a big baby who should stop whining and get back to work. Over the years, GLEF has published projects in every conceivable medium, but there is one factor that never changed, the thread that binds all of our efforts, the not-so-secret sauce that makes all of our work meaningful.
It's you! The teachers, administrators, parents, anyone who has ever stayed a little later and worked for less because the job needed doing. I've been working on projects for GLEF since 1995, and I've learned more here than anywhere else I've ever worked. One of the first and biggest lessons I've learned is that we at GLEF stand on the shoulders of giants, and none of our work would even be possible without you.
Thank you for all that you do. You are an inspiration to us all.
Thank you to all the wonderful and talented writers, editors, developers, artists, interns, consultants, and all the people who have contributed to Edutopia. I hope they share the same sense of satisfaction I'm feeling today. Thank you George Lucas for having the vision and determination to tackle the big problems with imagination and flair. You have impacted my life in the most positive way, for which I will be forever grateful. I also loved that movie you did..... ;-)
I'll see you folks down river.