Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve written on this Blog. I’m dusting off the old server to officially announce some changes.
As some of you know, due to health reasons, I haven’t been able to be in the classroom since November 2014. Over the past years, my health condition has made it increasingly more difficult to carry out my very best instruction in the career that has brought me such joy. Teaching has been my calling for decades and it is with a heavy heart that I have finally made the difficult decision to leave the classroom. I feel like a piece of my heart has been ripped out of me. I thought I would teach for the rest of my life. I thought I would be at one of the most amazing school districts in the nation until I retired.
When one door closes, another one surely opens.
Though I will no longer be in a classroom setting, I am incredibly fortunate to be able to continue teaching and committing my best to students and colleagues, but now, in a different role. It is with extreme pleasure and overwhelming excitement that I post my next step as an educator. I am honored to announce that I have joined Colleen King’s amazing team as Creative Director at MathPlayground.com.
The work that Colleen has done for the past 12 years has been awe-inspiring as she has offered students and educators a plethora of free math games, instruction, support and resources. I have used Colleen’s resources for years in my classrooms and always had complete confidence in her integrity and subject knowledge. Colleen has worked incredibly hard to ensure that her site is fully COPPA compliant and is extremely dedicated to offering her resources in an environment that is safe for children. All of Colleen’s math activities are aligned with the Common Core and her site has been a staple in my students’ learning, as well as my own.
I wanted to share this exciting news with all of you to not only update you of my “whereabouts,” but to also extend my sincere appreciation for your support, encouragement, and professional collaboration. This blog will certainly be morphing as I share my new learning experiences and continue to share teaching resources with you – math and otherwise.
If you haven’t checked out Mathplayground.com recently, come join us there and on our Facebook page. Many new and significant changes to the site are right around the corner as Colleen and I strive to make it the very best math resource for students, educators, and parents.
I am thrilled to be “opening this next door.”
“I couldn’t be happier to have Bob Sprankle join our team at Math Playground. I’ve long admired Bob’s creativity and presentation style and tuned in regularly to hear the latest Seedlings podcast. Bob’s unique talents and extensive classroom experiences are perfectly suited for his new role as Creative Director at Math Playground. I have no doubt that Math Playground will reach new heights given Bob’s creative vision and technical expertise. Most importantly, millions of students worldwide will benefit from the passion and imagination of a truly inspirational educator.”
by Colleen King, Math Playground