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My Media Darlings

It turns out that once you do one thing in the media, it apparently catches on. Who knew? My kids and I were on the local news the other night about the Letters to Obama project. Check it out by clicking here. There is one part in which I am in the corner talking to kids.

My friend, whose wife is a school psychologist, emailed me when he saw it and said, “Great job! But why do they always put the school psychologist in the corner???” I laughed out loud because we are totally behind the scenes kind of people, as evidenced by the last two offices I have had in schools being in the back of the stage of the auditorium, literally, behind the scenes. What the camera didn’t get that day was me totally tearing up when they read their letters. They were so powerful and I can’t wait to take them to inauguration for the kids. Note to secret service: I sound kind of stalker-y in the piece, but just remember it’s more of a symbolic getting the letters to Obama!

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Comments on My Media Darlings

  1. superdeens says:

    This is so exciting!!! I am jealous that you are going to the inauguration. It’s nice to see your school has the same political energy as mine. Our students have planned an inauguration party for Tuesday. We are going to watch the ceremony while drinking hot chocolate. They ammended the dress code for the day to include “Obama Wear.”

  2. sue999 says:

    Congratulations! Have a great and safe trip!

  3. Casey says:

    I am so excited to hear the outcome. I will be checking back in a couple of days to see how it was in person!

  4. Kelley says:

    Ah, the Pursells finally appear in the school psyc blog! He thought he was so clever and that you did not see his comment:)

  5. @Kelley: Oh, that was the best comment of them all! So true!

    When I sort through the 500+ photos I took and recover from my jet-lag taking a red-eye home from the trip, I can’t wait to share how it went. Also, had the cutest Q and A in my 6th grade class today.

    “Did you cry?”

    “Did you see anyone else famous?”

    “Were you cold?”

    Hard nosed journalists in the making.

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