Friday, March 16, 2012

The End of a Season, not Good-bye...

The excitement of winning a door prize at the 2011 TAM Conference was almost overwhelming!  
From the Assistant Director/Trading Post Manager (Rebecca): It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing my days at Marble Springs are coming to a close. Since my coming on staff in May 2010, I have fallen more & more in love with this site & the legacy of John Sevier. It has been my privilege to work with the fantastic staff, dedicated volunteers & supportive board members of the Governor John Sevier Memorial Association (GJSMA). It has also been my honor to have had the opportunity to become acquainted with the folks at the Tennessee Historical Commission. And, of course, all of the friends I made in the Tennessee Association of Museums from fine institutions across our great state.

This is by no means a good-bye from me - I plan to continue my relationship with Marble Springs - it is simply the end of a season of my life. We will begin homeschooling our daughter in the fall & I feel that my focus, time & energy is now best spent on preparing and implementing her education.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Executive Director, Anna Chappelle, for allowing me to use this medium to say goodbye. She is an excellent director & I know that Marble Springs will continue to thrive under her capable leadership. I would also like to express my gratitude to John Gammon for being such a wonderful co-worker &, more importantly, such a great friend. I will miss seeing you & your family on a regular basis. I would like to thank Dr. Michael Toomey for always being such a strong supporter of my professional endeavors - your support has meant more to me than I can adequately express. And, finally, I would like to say Thank You to Ethiel Garlington & all of the board members of the Governor John Sevier Memorial Association - thank you for all the opportunities you afforded me during my tenure at Marble Springs. It is because of your support & encouragement I have grown more professionally than I could ever have expected.

My last day on site will be Sunday, April 1st. In the meantime, there is a lot to be done - a lot of loose ends to tie up, so let's get to work!

1 comment:

  1. Applauding your decision to homeschool! You will never regret it. We homeschooled our twin girls while being the resident managers at Marble Springs from 1996-99. We even had a group of regular homeschoolers who came to "flesh out" the living history tours we used to give at MS. In fact Jessica Boling, who wrote the article for the, was one of those regular homeschoolers who came to help on the "farm". Enjoy your new adventure!
    Caroline Kirchner
    Former Marble Springs Resident Mgr and Trading Post Mrg.