Mark’s Text Terminal is moving to Springfield, Massachusetts. This small, New England City, which is near my alma mater, is home to Merriam-Webster, one of this nation’s great old publishing houses. Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) is a Springfield native. One of my musical idols from my high school years, Taj Mahal, although born in Harlem, hails from from Springfield as well. Milton Bradley started his board game company there; fittingly, the city has honored him (he was an early proponent of Friedrich Frobel’s ideas about kindergarten) by naming a school for him.
The Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership has hired me to work as a literacy specialist in one of the high schools that comprise it. I am excited to make this change, and look forward to joining a talented and dedicated group of professionals in the service of Springfield’s families.
I start this Monday, November 5. See you all there!