Anna, I'll never forget you walking up to me at a journalism conference and
asking for a job.
Then I'll never forget harassing you into taking it, when you had a better
offer somewhere else.
I'm glad you did; your expertise added much to the WMF, and I know you will
be greatly missed. However, I know that teaching was near and dear to your
heart... as you know, I told you once to follow your bliss, even if it
meant leaving the CA team, and I say the same to you now. The Wikimedia
movement will be greater for having you around generally.
On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 10:09 AM, Steinsplitter Wiki <
> Anna, I will miss you! Thanks for all your excellent work. I always
> appreciated it. It was a pleasure to work edit you together at outreachwiki.
> I hope you will edit as volunteer :-)
> > From: ako...@wikimedia.org
> > Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2016 09:49:18 -0800
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Farewell <3
> > 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
> > 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,
> > 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
> > trademark policy.  
> > - Working with Siko Bouterse to support Individual Engagement Grants
> > movement diversity.  
> > - Working with Jake Orlowitz to promote the Wikipedia Library and the
> > Wikipedia Adventure.  
> > - Working with Jaime Anstee, Edward Galvez, Amanda Bittaker to
> > evaluation and learning. 
> > - Working with Asaf Bartov to encourage regional cooperation in
> > 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.
> > is a means of educating readers, recruiting contributors, and creating
> > quality content. Since 2014, the number of education initiatives around
> > world has increased by 36%.   And 25% of all education programs
> > in one of the regions that I directly supported.  I am so proud of
> > they have accomplished. And I am enthusiastic about what great things
> > have yet to achieve.
> > I want to thank and compliment my current manager, Floor Koudijs. She is
> > competent, considerate, conscientious leader, and her diplomacy skills
> > 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
> > to be a good community advocate. I am so proud that I proved her right.
> > taught me how to work in accordance with and to have the utmost respect
> > the wiki way. 
> > Wikipedia is a miracle, a monument to altruism. It is vital to the
> > ecosystem, and it is vital to the education system. I hope that more
> > people especially will find their way to it and help out. And when they
> > 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
> > 
> >  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://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education
> > 
> >  https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Countries
> > 
> >  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
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