Anna, I will miss you! Your encouragement meant a lot to me. I hope that you will keep in touch.
Regards and best wishes for your next steps, Pine On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 9:49 AM, Anna Koval <ako...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Dear friends, > > During the past three years, I have been privileged to be a part of this > movement and this organization. > > I have been honored to be your colleague and to work with you in service of > the sum of all knowledge. > > In particular, I wish to note particular projects that have inspired me > very much. > > - Working with Philippe Beautdette, Maggie Dennis, James Alexander, and > Jan Eisfeldt to keep our community safe from threats of harm.  > - Working with Patrick Earley, Nick Wilson, Erica Litrenta, Sherry > Snyder, Oliver Keyes, and James Forester on the rollout of > VisualEditor.  > - Working with Yana Welinder and Heather Walls to design a user-friendly > trademark policy.   > - Working with Siko Bouterse to support Individual Engagement Grants and > movement diversity.   > - Working with Jake Orlowitz to promote the Wikipedia Library and the > Wikipedia Adventure.   > - Working with Jaime Anstee, Edward Galvez, Amanda Bittaker to encourage > evaluation and learning.  > - Working with Asaf Bartov to encourage regional cooperation in Central > and Eastern Europe.  > - Working with Floor Koudijs. Tighe Flanagan, Kacie Harold, Samir > Elsharbaty, Rodney Dunican, Sage Ross, Jami Mathewson, and LiAnna Davis > on > the Wikipedia Education Program.  > > The Wikipedia Education Program is especially near and dear to my heart. It > is a means of educating readers, recruiting contributors, and creating > quality content. Since 2014, the number of education initiatives around the > world has increased by 36%.   And 25% of all education programs are > in one of the regions that I directly supported.  I am so proud of what > they have accomplished. And I am enthusiastic about what great things they > have yet to achieve. > > I want to thank and compliment my current manager, Floor Koudijs. She is a > competent, considerate, conscientious leader, and her diplomacy skills are > unsurpassed. I am confident that the education team and the education > program will continue to excel under her leadership. They are in the best > hands. > > I want to thank and compliment my hiring manager, Maggie Dennis. She had > faith that, although I wasn’t an active community member, I could be taught > to be a good community advocate. I am so proud that I proved her right. She > taught me how to work in accordance with and to have the utmost respect for > the wiki way.  > > Wikipedia is a miracle, a monument to altruism. It is vital to the internet > ecosystem, and it is vital to the education system. I hope that more young > people especially will find their way to it and help out. And when they do, > I hope that they are met with wise mentorship from veteran community > members, just as I was. > > I intend to remain a Wikipedian even after I am no longer a WMF staff > member. And, with that promise, I’ll see you on the wikis.  > > All the best, > Anna Koval, M.Ed. > >  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Threats_of_harm >  https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/VisualEditor >  https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Trademark_policy >  > > http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/10/29/designing-a-user-friendly-trademark-policy/ >  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG >  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Diversity_Conference >  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library >  https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Adventure >  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Evaluation >  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Central_and_Eastern_Europe >  https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education >  > > https://outreach.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Education/Countries&oldid=70367 >  https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Countries >  > > https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3ACEE_2015_State_of_the_CEE_Movement_Presentation.pdf&page=28 >  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_wiki_way >  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Msannakoval > > -- > > Anna Koval, M.Ed. > Manager, Wikipedia Education Program > Wikimedia Foundation > +1.415.839.6885 x 6729 > Skype: annakoval.wiki > ako...@wikimedia.org > education.wikimedia.org > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>